A temporary memorial was created for Nate at the site of the crash, but a recent car accident tampered with it. These two students are putting together a campaign to help raise funds for a memorial bench to be established in Nate's honor at the location. The following is a letter they comprised for all Sunflower League and Kansas high school football fans to read. Please be so kind as to donate to help support the Nate Trinkle Memorial Fund.
Dear Sunflower League and Kansas high school football fans,
Our names are Samantha Knese and Dani Sorensen. The Olathe East football team recently lost a great friend and teammate, Nate Trinkle, to an automobile accident this past summer. Nate was a dedicated senior on the team. We are collecting donations to contribute to a permanent memorial bench at the site of his car accident on 143rd St. The bench is in dedication to Nate and we don't want his family to have to worry about paying for it. There is currently a memorial set up by family, friends and teammates, but his family wishes to establish a permanent memorial for him.
Our wish is that the Sunflower League and Kansas high school football communities will come together to help a fallen player. Nate loved his football and his team just like every player in the Sunflower League, and hopefully we can support him and his family through our donations to the memorial. Everyone is invited to donate to the Trinkle Memorial Fund by sending cash, or checks addressed to Olathe East High School, to the following address:
Kathy Falen, Teacher
Olathe East High School
14545 W 127th St. Olathe, KS 66062
Any donations would be greatly appreciated by the Olathe East football team and his family.
Samantha Knese and Dani Sorensen