RITTMAN, OH (WOIO) - A young football player is finding a way to help other kids during his off-season.
Ten-year-old Braxton Dente is always on the go.
He plays quarterback for the Rittman Indians in the Buckeye Youth League.
He's also raising money for The Make-A-Wish. Foundation.
"I'm helping kids who are usually my age and these kids are probably stuck in the hospital," said Dente. "They don't get to do what my friends and I can do, they can't play football due to illness."
Braxton is number 19, so he plans to raise $1,900 through pledges online.
"These kids deserve a lot of stuff, so in the future I might do more money, like $19,000," said Dente.
"I picked Make-A-Wish because these kids are battling every day and when I'm on the football field, we sometimes take a play off but they can't because they're fighting for their lives."
Braxton is also encouraging other kids to help the community.
"A 5-year-old could even do this as long as they put their hearts to it," said Dente. "It feels awesome to help these kids."