Ryan Witten, Witten Huddle help keep EHDA residents warm this winter

John Thompson • Updated Dec 21, 2017 at 8:53 PM

ELIZABETHTON —Once again Witten Huddle is helping residents of the Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency keep warm during the winter.

Witten Huddle is an organization owned by Ryan Witten that helps young football players, ages 9-18, develop proper techniques and skills in one-on-one and small group sessions. Ryan Witten is the big brother of Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and Elizabethton High School head football coach Shawn Witten.

He is also a former employee of the Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency and he still has a heart for the agency’s residents. On Wednesday, Witten and about 100 helpers from the Witten Huddle went to the community to deliver coats, scarfs, toboggans and gloves to the residents.

EHDA Executive Director Kelly Geagley said this is the second year his former employee has led the effort to make sure residents have the clothing they need for the winter. Geagley said Witten Huddle started a coat drive last year called “Warm Up With Witten Huddle.”

“Ryan feels he has been blessed in life and wants to share his blessings with others and at the same time teach his members the valuable lessons of giving back,” Geagley said. During the day, the Witten Huddle group visited every residence “and provided warmth for the winter to all ages.”

Geagley said he spoke for all the residents in saying “we would like to publicly thank Witten Huddle for their generosity and support provided to the EHDA community. As a result of their efforts, the residents will have a warmer winter. … We are forever grateful to Ryan and his kind heart for establishing this event that continues to grow.”

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