Juneau football team raises money for injured vet

Associated PressAugust 31, 2012 

JUNEAU -- A former Juneau resident injured in Afghanistan will be the beneficiary of the generosity of a high school football team booster club.

KINY-radio reports that Thunder Mountain High School's Peregrine Booster Club will donate gate receipts from Saturday night's game with Kodiak to Marine Sgt. Thomas McRae.

The sergeant, who now lives in North Carolina, lost both legs, an arm and an eye when he was injured by an improvised explosive device.

The money will go toward construction of a home with automated systems for McRae. He is flying to Juneau for the event.

The booster club last year on the first "Falcons Care Night" raised $3,000 for Cancer Connection.

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