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Firebirds host disaster relief game to benefit storm victims

Albany arena league football fans enjoyed some gridiron action while helping storm relief victims. (Source: WALB) Albany arena league football fans enjoyed some gridiron action while helping storm relief victims. (Source: WALB)
Will Collins (Source: WALB) Will Collins (Source: WALB)
Javaunna Stackhouse (Source: WALB) Javaunna Stackhouse (Source: WALB)
The Firebirds will donate a portion of the proceeds from the preseason game with the Jacksonville Sharks to the disaster relief fund. (Source: WALB) The Firebirds will donate a portion of the proceeds from the preseason game with the Jacksonville Sharks to the disaster relief fund. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany arena league football fans enjoyed some gridiron action while helping storm relief victims.

The Albany's Firebirds arena football team hosted an exhibition game against the Jacksonville Sharks, and they asked fans to bring food or donations to benefit storm victims. 

The Firebirds, the city of Albany and the United Way partnered to help raise money.

The Jacksonville Sharks and their fans hosted a food drive before the game. 

Fans said it was a fun way to help the community.

"We wanted to help the storm victims out by giving all the proceeds we could and volunteering. We came here tonight and we never actually have seen the Firebirds in action before so we wanted to see what they were like," said attendee Will Collins.

"They are humble enough to want to come together and do something and make it not so much about them but everybody loves football so whose not going to support football and then support the city at the same time," remarked attendee Javaunna Stackhouse. 

The Firebirds will donate a portion of the proceeds from the preseason game with the Jacksonville Sharks to the disaster relief fund.  

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