Greenwood Foundation to raise money for former Hawkeye

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 19, 2011 7:20 AM

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A fundraising effort to be called the Brett Greenwood Foundation has been created to help the former Hawkeye safety recover from a heart condition, the Iowa football team announced on Tuesday.

Greenwood, who played for Iowa from 2006-10 and was twice named second-team All-Big Ten as a defensive back, collapsed while working out on Sept. 9. The release from the Iowa Athletics Department said the 24-year-old's heart stopped because of an abnormal heartbeat, and Greenwood reportedly suffered injuries to his brain as a result.

The native of Bettendorf was in a medically induced coma for more than a month; he emerged from the coma on Oct. 13.

The Brett Greenwood Foundation was created in response to the people who expressed interest in helping support the player's recovery, and contributions "will be used to directly support Brett as he continues to recover," the release said.

Those interested in donating can do so at any Wells Fargo bank across the country, online at brettgreenwoodfoundation.com, or by mail.

Mailed contributions should be addressed to: Brett Greenwood Foundation, Wells Fargo, 2001 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, Iowa, 52722.

— by Seth Roberts

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