On Sunday April 6th, Joy Esterson (PBA Ladies series Champion) and I Helped out with a fund raiser at AMF Southdale Lanes for 12 year old Chase Weese who has a inoperable brain tumor. We had a silent auction with Ravens Jerseys, signed Items from Walter Ray Williams Jr,myself ,Joy and Mika Koivuniemi. Nascar items, baseball items, Terps Items and much more. We raised over $5000.00 for the family's medical bills.
We also had a beat the pro's in which many tried their luck to get high count per shot against Joy and Myself and a 50/50 raffle. It was 20.00 to bowl for 2 hours and we all had a wonderful time !
Chase and his little brother Cory are avid fans of bowling and watch every show. They are also fans of racing,football and baseball and they bowled for 3 hours straight Sunday !!! What fun they had !
Many friends and family showed up to support this event as well as Betsy Hanson, the Mother of Stephen (see below), Stash from 98 Rock Baltimore (thanks for having me on air Friday afternoon drive time talking about this event ) for coming out as well as Micky,Amelia and Speigel from 98 rock for having me on air on the morning show Tuesday about this event. I also would like to extend my gratitude to Sean Lepper and the Lepper family,Dave Bauer and Cheryl Hyatt of D&S Pro Shop and AMF Southdale Employees for all their help in organizing this Fund raiser.Amy Miller,Maureen Cocca and Dana Iannantuono for running the silent auction and 50/50 's.
A HUGE thanks to Rafael Visoso, the Manager of AMF Southdale, for hosting this event for Chase as this would not have been possible without his Center.
Chase has had many operations and has suffered a few strokes because of this brain tumor and for a young man of 12 he continues to amaze all who he is around living as if nothing is wrong! He has had countless MRI's Ct's and other tests and the Weese's medical bills are insurmountable. Frank and Chris Weese contacted me a few years ago about his son and we all became friends because of bowling !. I actually introduced Chase to another little sick boy , Stephen Hanson and they became friends. Stephen did pass in late May from a similar brain tumor last year but the memories we have from this brave young man carry on. View Story
If you would like to donate to help out this young man here is the address for the Weese family:
LIVE STRONG FOR CHASE
901 Point Pleasant RD
Glen Burnie MD, 21060
Thank you for any and all help !!!