The Windermere High School football team received a $5,000 donation from the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute Friday, Oct. 7.
"I'm very thankful for Orlando Health and appreciative," head football coach Riki Smith said. "We needed the uniforms so we did a lot of fundraising, ... and they reached out and said they would donate $5,000."
The Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute have been providing Windermere High School with medical support for the injured athletes since the foundation of the team back in 2017.
"It's been a great relationship with the high school with the coaching staff, with the training staff and we've been really happy to help provide that support," said Dr. Randall Rust, from Jewett Orthopedic Institute.
This is the first time team players will have the opportunity to wear new uniforms since the first season of the team in 2017.
"Orlando Health was able to step up and help out with what they felt would be the most impactful donation, helping out with the uniforms," Rust said. "The coaches were really grateful, they've had those uniforms for several years — I think since they started, so they will be able to put on some better uniforms for sure."
The donation will help with the purchase of a new set of varsity uniforms, including jerseys and pants.