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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Four local high school football teams: Bearden, Hardin Valley, West Greene and William Blount High School played in a charity double header at Grace Christian Academy Saturday night to honor Seth Haynes.
"People I'd never seen in my life wanting to support me and wanting to meet me. It feels really good," said Seth Haynes.
Haynes was honored during the second annual Careacter Star Community Service Football Game. It was sponsored by care 365, an organization run by Dave Moore, a former football coach.
The organization's mottos is to care unconditionally for others and make a positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate in our communities.
Moore says it was no brainer for Seth Haynes to be honored Saturday night.
"You'd like to think there's not going to be any injuries, but unfortunately there are every year, we need to care about other people and reach out to do what he can to help them," said Moore.
The Haynes family says they've already received around $15,000 from others to help with Seth's road to recovery.
During the game, the Bearden High School Booster Club presented Seth's family with a $1,000 check. The Hardin Valley Booster club gave $500.
Proceeds from Saturday's game will go into an account set up by Seth's mother for any medical costs Seth may incur in the future.
At this point, Seth's mother Tammie Haynes thinks insurance will cover most of the medical costs
"I think TSSAA is going to cover a majority and I have personally on him should cover it, so it shouldn't be too bad," said Haynes.
Seth is going through rehab now including speech therapy. He says he's getting better, despite having a neck brace and a rod inserted into his neck. Haynes hopes return to school next month, though he won't play football again.
"I have a couple of bad days once in awhile, but other than that, I'm doing great," Haynes said.
Organizers estimate Saturday's games raised around $3,000.
Seth also received a trophy thanking him for being an inspiration for East Tennessee and being a true champion of life.