Lubbock-Cooper Schools Deputy Superintendent Macy Satterwhite joined Lubbock's First News Friday (July 31) to discuss fundraising for the Siegel family after a golf cart accident injured 9-year-old Luke Siegel.

Lubbock-Cooper is giving employees the chance to purchase a jeans pass to wear jeans to school the first week of class. The money raised will benefit Luke Siegel, who was seriously injured when a golf cart he was riding in with a friend roller over.

"So if you're a Lubbock-Cooper parent and you see the faculty members wearing jeans the first week of school and it causes your eyebrows to raise, we're doing it for a good cause," said Satterwhite. "Lubbock-Cooper, even though we are a growing school district, we consider ourselves a large family."

Other than the jeans week pass for employees, Lubbock-Cooper is also taking donations from people in the community who want to donate to the Siegel family. There is a fund set up at Lubbock-Cooper ISD and donations can be dropped off or mailed to the central office. A GoFundMe page has also been set up for the family. At press time, it's raised more than $35,000.

Tim Siegel recently joined Lubbock-Cooper ISD as its district tennis coach after leaving his position as head coach of the Texas Tech tennis team. He headed the Red Raider tennis program for 23 years.

Listen to the entire interview with Macy Satterwhite in the video above.

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