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Dutch Bros. Meridian raising money for Mountain View football player who had stroke

Dutch Bros. Meridian is raising money for a Mountain View High football player who recently suffered from a stroke, the coffee shop franchise announced Wednesday.

Jacob Prindle, a junior defensive lineman, was transported to the hospital July 29 after suffering a stroke caused by two blockages in his brain. His outlook is uncertain, but he was attempting to walk by Friday.

The football team launched a fundraising page at a crowdfunding website to raise money for Prindle. That’s seen more than $7,700 in donations as of Wednesday morning.

Dutch Bros. Meridian’s owners also wanted to help out, since many of their employees know Prindle, according to the announcement. The coffee shop will donate $1 from every drink sold Aug. 10 to Prindle and his family to cover medical expenses, according to the release.

"Jacob is a friend to many of our employees and we want to help. We hope the day will provide support for his family and positive energy for his healing process,” Jeff Yarnell, Dutch Bros. Meridian owner, said in a statement.