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Ceremony held at Valley Christian homecoming to retire Drew Swank's jersey number

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Valley Christian High School football team retired Drew Swank's Jersey number 15 at their homecoming game Friday night.  Drew Swank was the football player who lost his life after a taking a  hit in a football game weeks ago.

Before kickoff, Drew Swank's teammates lifted their helmets and cheered Drew's name in honor of his memory. His jersey was later given to the Swank family during a ceremony on the football field.

Drew's teammates and classmates look at this ceremony as a way to honor him. "We're going to move on, and in honor of Drew we're going to be able to move on to better things," said VCS Senior Kyle Croft.

In the weeks following Drew Swank's death, entire communities have come together to help the Swank family pay for medical expenses. A silent auction was held Friday night to help pay for medical expenses. Items included a basketball signed by former Utah Jazz Player John Stockton, and a snowmobile.

Kevin Randal
KHQ Reporter

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