William Campbell Football hands out backpacks to area children

A child poses with his new backpack, given by the William Campbell football team. (Photo courtesy Danny Broggin).

NARUNA, Va. (WSET) - Campbell County school kids got a big boost from some big football players this past Saturday.

Former player, and now Generals head coach Danny Broggin, organized the "Back to School" event this past weekend. With help from his fellow football teammates, who together claimed the 2005 state championship, Broggin and the Generals handed out over 200 backpacks to school children to help them get ready for the first day of class. The team also gave out other school supplies, as well as food and activities for attendees.

Broggin and the Campbell alumni paid for the event themselves, telling ABC13's Dave Walls that it was important to show kids in the community that the team cares about their academic success, which starts with being prepared for the first day of class.

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