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Green shirts raise thousands for Greenwood family


Hawkeye fans are being credited with helping an Iowa company raise thousands of dollars for Brett Greenwood's family.

Jester Apparel has been selling green t-shirts with the number 30 on the front and will now send a $2,300 check to the Greenwood family to help cover medical expenses.

Greenwood collapsed earlier this month while doing a workout at his alma mater, Pleasant Valley High School near Davenport.  Greenwood was transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and was placed in a medically induced coma.

John Martin, owner of Jester Apparel, wanted to help the Greenwood family, not only because of his love for the Hawkeyes, but also because he lost his sister earlier this year and she had been on a ventilator.

"I'd been following Brett's story and praying for him ever since I learned what had happened," Martin said in a written statement. "When I saw that fans were planning to wear green to this weekend's game, I posted that I could design and print some green shirts, and then donate part of the proceeds to Brett's family or a charity of their choice. I really thought I'd only get about 20 requests, so I was pretty surprised when interest just took off."

So many requests came in that Martin, who is donating seven dollars per shirt, had to shutdown the rest of his business for a few days to keep up.  Martin says Brett's parents even ordered a shirt.

Hawkeye fans are encouraged to wear green to Saturday's game against Louisiana-Monroe in support of Greenwood.  A similar event was held on Sept. 14, in honor of his birthday.

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