Students Wear Red for Injured Football Player Chad Stover

2 years 3 months 3 days ago November 08, 2013 Nov 8, 2013 Friday, November 08 2013 Friday, November 08, 2013 12:15:08 PM CST in News
By: Alexandra Engel, KOMU 8 Reporter

Fr. Tolton Catholic High School students wore red Friday to show support for Chad Stover. The Tipton junior sustained a serious brain injury during the Oct. 31 game against Sacred Heart in Sedalia.

The halls of Tolton were filled with students, teachers, staffers and volunteers all sporting shades of red.

Student Dayton Hammes organized a school fundraiser to help the Stover family.

"My friend used to go to camp with him and said he's a really nice kid," she said. "It's just that this could happen to anyone, so I feel like we should help."

The school allowed students to "dress down" in red if they donated. Generally, students pay three dollars to get out of school uniforms, but this time many opted to pay more.

"One of the teachers thought of that. People have been donating 20 dollar bills and everything. It's really cool," Hammes said.

So far, the school has raised more than $800. The funds will be directly donated to the Stover family.

Tolton's head football coach and athletic director, Chad Masters, said he's proud to see his kids supporting the people of Tipton.

"All we can do is come together and pray for his family and a fast recovery," Masters said.

Stover was airlifted to University Hospital after a tackle knocked him down in the last six minutes of the game.

He is currently in critical condition at the University Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to indicate the game was played against Sacred Heart High School, not Sedalia Smith-Cotton High School.

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri House committee passed a bill Thursday to help those who are deaf or blind gain... More >>
26 minutes ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:55:43 PM CST in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis fire crews rescued two young boys from a burning apartment where officials said they... More >>
39 minutes ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:42:15 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Legislation requiring a private company to review Missouri's welfare rolls is moving forward in the Legislature.... More >>
55 minutes ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:27:10 PM CST in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's top two elected officials credited Ferguson on Thursday with pressing ahead with policing and court... More >>
1 hour ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:48:24 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Normally, the lake behind Bass Pro Shop in north Columbia is used for fishing. But on Thursday,... More >>
1 hour ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:46:09 PM CST in Continuous News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A 35-year-old Crips street gang member has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for... More >>
2 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:17:25 PM CST in Continuous News
IRONTON (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old Missouri boy who was found dead hours after he was reported missing likely... More >>
2 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:11:51 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - A man and his dog are safe after venturing out onto a frozen lake. The man reportedly... More >>
2 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:08:26 PM CST in Continuous News
CAMDEN COUNTY - Camden County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Sunrise Beach man on drug charges after a traffic stop Thursday.... More >>
2 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:28:59 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - A New Haven man was indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to entice a minor... More >>
3 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:03:37 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering several measures to combat what they call a heroin epidemic. ... More >>
4 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:57:16 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - Two Missouri lawmakers introduced new legislation that would give working families paid leave Thursday. Sen. Jill... More >>
4 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:57:03 PM CST in Continuous News
MORGAN COUNTY - A man wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies on kidnapping charge is now in custody as of... More >>
4 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:31:08 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers voted to give themselves more control over the Capitol's renovations and security. The... More >>
5 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:36:50 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - When shopping for your valentine, it is important to ask if the diamond is man-made or synthetic. ... More >>
7 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:18:04 PM CST in Continuous News
VERSAILLES (AP) — A Missouri state trooper will be scheduled for a jury trial now that he has waived his... More >>
7 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:17:24 PM CST in Continuous News
BELTON (AP) — A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper won a praise after rescuing a driver from a burning car... More >>
7 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:43:49 AM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri House rejected a ruling by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that would... More >>
8 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:18:51 AM CST in Continuous News
Interactive Radar Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 30°
8pm 29°
9pm 28°
10pm 26°
11pm 27°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00 pm
You, Me and the Apocalypse
8:00 pm
The Blacklist
9:00 pm
Shades of Blue
7:00 pm
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
8:00 pm
The 100
9:00 pm
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW

Tonight's Schedule

7:00 pm
You, Me and the Apocalypse
8:00 pm
The Blacklist
9:00 pm
Shades of Blue
7:00 pm
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
8:00 pm
The 100
9:00 pm
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30 pm
Seinfeld