Arlington lacrosse team donates relief supplies to Nashvillians

ARLINGTON, Tenn. — The Arlington community rallied around the victims of the Nashville tornado.

Friday the Arlington Tiger’s lacrosse team played against Metro Nashville High School.

Despite the recent storm, dozens of people traveled to Nashville for the game to cheer on both teams and give donations.

Jarred Coleman, Arlington’s High School men’s Lacrosse coach said that he’s happy Metro Nashville wasn’t affected, but he still didn’t want the team to go back empty-handed.

“It’s a surreal feeling, luckily metro Nashville wasn’t in one of the areas majorly affected but when we got that news early in the morning, I sent out an email like y’all are okay,” Coleman said.

In less than two days the team partnered with a Memphis truck driver, Ken Kirby, who’s been sending supplies to Nashville all week.

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Volunteers were able to fill his truck up with relief supplies because of all of the donations.

Regardless of the score, Metro Nashville said they’re grateful for the support that goes beyond sports.

“Its just an important lesson for kids to learn that there’s more to it than just you,” said Coleman.

The donations will go to Helping Hands Nashville.