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YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — It’s been shown time and time again that the Yankton community steps up whenever tragedy befalls one of its own.

A recent car crash that seriously injured four people is no exception.

In early October, a two-vehicle accident injured three members of a Yankton family: Matt and Tessa Hoefs and their 11-year old daughter, Tori Hansen. Tessa sustained a broken collarbone with Matt having a few broken ribs. Tori — who, despite wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle — sustained the most serious injuries, which included a broken arm and leg.

The accident happened on a Sunday morning while the family was driving to Sioux Falls for Tori’s softball tournament. A member of the Yankton Gazelles White, the team was set to play a game that would determine their placing first or second in the overall tournament.

Tori’s teammate and Yankton Middle School sixth-grade classmate, Taylor Alvarado, was shocked when the team received news of the accident.

“Our coach (Brad Moser) told us we didn’t have to play if we didn’t want to,” she said.

“But they chose to play and fight for Tori because that’s what she would have wanted,” Taylor’s mother, Becky, added.

The team placed second that day and quickly went about attempting to make Tori feel better by signing get-well cards and softballs for her and sending them to her hospital room, the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reported .

When Tessa and Matt returned home, a list was set up of people to take turns delivering meals to the family as they recovered. Taylor recently took over a Halloween bag with coloring books for Tori, who just came home from the hospital and hasn’t returned to school since the accident.

“The community has really come together for them,” Becky remarked.

However, the Alvarados wanted to do more.

“We came up with a fundraiser of shirts so everybody could show their support for Tori and her family,” Becky said. “The funds can go toward whatever Tori needs.”

Made by JJ Benji’s Embroidery in Yankton, the pink T-shirts say “Team Tori” on the front, with a picture of a softball with “#Pray4Tori” below. On the back of the shirt is a verse from Genesis 50:20: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”

Everything, from the color to the words, was selected by Tori and her family, Becky said. She plans on putting in the first order of shirts this coming Monday.

In addition, JJ Benji’s is giving back one dollar per shirt to go toward the fundraiser.

“There are a lot of ways to support (the family),” Becky said.