Posted: Sep 14, 2012 9:09 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2012 9:09 PM
DUTCHTOWN - The Dutchtown Griffins remembered one of their own during their football game against the Sulfur Tornadoes. Burke Cobb collapsed during football practice this summer and died from sudden cardiac arrest.
Before kickoff, 55 purple and black balloons were released by members of the freshmen class. And the family was presented with mementos.
Cobb's family and friends started a foundation, and are now committed to help test the hearts of players in Dutchtown and around the state.
"We need to get the word out to save other children. No one else should have to suffer through this," said Cobb's grandmother Sharon Cobb.
To raise money the "Living 4 Burke Foundation" is selling t-shirts and raffling items like a football signed by the Manning football stars.
"That is what Burke would want us to do... that we are going to make a difference in a kids life," said Cobb's uncle Ronnie Simpson.
The helmets of the football players had two new stickers, one with the number 55 and another with the initials CB.
To learn more about the organization's mission or to make a donation visit the foundation website at, http://www.living4burke.org/