BERLIN, Conn. (WTNH) — The football team at Berlin High School is giving back with a toy drive this holiday season.
They collected more than 100 toys and even made dozens of blankets for the patients at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford.
While the craft was challenging for some, the team ended up tying together dozens of blankets for the patients.
“I don’t think our kids really understand the amount of impact they can have and what really the smiles they are going to create.”Berlin High School football coach Craig Bowman
Coach Bowman’s son was once a patient at CT Children’s around the holidays, so the gesture is close to home.
This year, his son – a healthy fourth grader – stands with his father as the team delivered the toys and blankets.
Coach and son both so proud of the team for the work they are doing for and the happiness they are bringing to the patients.
“These kids have been through unimaginable stuff, anything we can do for these kids and help them get through these times,” team captain Dan Lynch said.