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Players from the West Platte football team stand with Jake Danneman, the brother of Nathan Danneman, at North Platte High School.

DEARBORN, Mo. — North Platte High School was filled with support for the family of Nathan Danneman, the late football and wrestling coach at West Platte High School, who died in a car crash on Interstate 29 on April 19 near Platte City, Missouri.

North Platte hosted a benefit auction and dinner for Saturday’s event, with the proceeds going to support Danneman’s family — his wife, Tabitha, and his two daughters Tayban and Maybree. There were dozens of items to choose from during the silent auction, most of which were sports-themed.

Hundreds of people from the Platte County community and surrounding areas showed their support by participating in the event that raised thousands of dollars.

“This just blows my mind, this is unbelievable,” Jake Danneman, Nathan’s twin brother, said. “The amount of effort that went into this and I don’t even know how many donations there are.”

Donated items varied from Royals and Chiefs memorabilia to other local sports gifts. The items were donated from companies for the event to be auctioned off.

Along with the silent auction was a dinner. Members of both the North Platte and West Platte football teams helped serve food and drinks to those who participated in the event on Friday night.

“We wanted to be able to do something for the family and the West Platte community,” North Platte football coach Josh Rodriguez said. “We know that they are going through a lot and we wanted to take some of the burden off of them. This was one of the few things that we thought we could do to help and we’ve been overwhelmed with support.”

John Zetmeir can be reached at john.zetmeir@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NPNowZetmeir.