Hundreds Come Out For Fundraiser Benefiting Damon Janes' Family

September 29, 2013 Updated Sep 29, 2013 at 6:28 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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September 29, 2013 Updated Sep 29, 2013 at 6:28 PM EDT


BROCTON, N.Y. (WKBW)- Hundreds came out to Downtown Brocton for a fundraiser in memory of Damon Janes, the 16-year-old Westfield-Brocton football player who died after playing in a football game on Friday, September 13.

At the event, a spaghetti dinner, chinese auction, and shirts in memory of Janes weer for sale. All the proceeds will go to the Janes family.

Damon's father says the money will be used to ensure every young football player in Western New York has a new product called, "The Noggin", which goes under a helmet to prevent head injuries.

Damon's parents have teamed up with the Canadian helmet safety company, and have already passed out products free-of-cost to players at local games.

While the fundraiser only lasts a few hours, friends and family say Damon's memory will live on forever.