Monday, October 22, 2012
The event—a wiffleball tournament and home run derby to help the family of East Ridge student Zach Netten—was held Sunday at the Bielenberg Sports Center.
Patch recently brought you the story of East Ridge High School student Zach Netten, an up-and-coming young pitcher who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at the start of school year. Related: Woodbury Rallies to Help Young Cancer Victim The parents of his youth baseball teammates organized a wiffleball tournament and home run derby to benefit Zach and his family on Sunday at the Bielenberg Sports Center. If you have photos from the event, add them to this post. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A wiffleball tournament/home run derby benefit for 14-year-old Zach Netten is planned this weekend.
Woodbury resident Leah Schulte said her family has good insurance. They didn’t need any help. Her fellow youth baseball parents didn’t listen. This weekend, hundreds of people will come together for a benefit for her son, Zach Netten, who was diagnosed at the outset of the school year with Hodgkin lymphoma. “They insisted (on a benefit),” Schulte said. “We’re all kind of like family.” Zach, 14, had a persistent cough going back to last summer. He managed to continue pitching with his East Ridge Athletic Association team this summer, but three days into his freshman year at East Ridge High School, Zach’s doctors told him he has cancer. “I kind of started freaking out,” Zach said of the day his father picked him up from school. He had …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Fundraiser for family whose child suffers from cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome set for Sept. 8.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Wyatt Krejce has cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome (CFC), a rare genetic disorder. Only 200-300 people in the world have it. Wyatt is 7 months old, and his parents, Woodbury residents Corey and Amanda Krejce, are looking for a little support from the community in the face of mounting medical bills. A benefit for Wyatt is set for 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Dugarel’s Burgers and Wings in Hastings. Tickets for a spaghetti dinner cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Wristbands for a “beer bash,” 5-9 p.m., cost $15. There will be raffle drawings and a bake sale, and financial donations will be accepted. It is a family-friendly event. At the three-month mark Corey and Amanda noticed Wyatt’s development wasn’t where it should be, and the …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The frozen-yogurt shop opened Friday in Woodbury and will host an event for the Woodbury Community Foundation on Thursday.
Anybody tried out Freeziac yet? The new frozen-yogurt shop—where people can build their own concoctions—opened Friday in the former Blockbuster space at 1960 Donegal Drive. For Thursday's grand opening, people from 5-7 p.m. can get a 16-ounce cup of frozen yogurt for $3. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Woodbury Community Foundation. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Thursday, May 3, 2012
A benefit for youth-sports backer Glen Moon is set for May 19.
Woodbury resident Glen Moon has cancer. Talking to him, you’d never know it. It’s Moon’s sense of humor and positive attitude that has helped him cope since he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in September 2011. He’s undergone chemotherapy, radiation treatment and failed surgeries. “I’m at peace with it,” Moon said. “You can cry or you can laugh. I choose to laugh.” When one of Moon’s surgeries didn’t go as expected, he asked the doctor for a refund. “He laughed at that one,” he said. Moon, 50, is known in Woodbury as an ardent supporter of youth sports, and coached his three children as they made their way through local programs. “To this day, he goes to his players’ younger siblings’ games,” said friend John Wallgren. “He’s certainly…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The local youth athletics coach is battling metastic colon cancer.
A fundraiser for Woodbury youth athletics coach Gary Rinehart is planned for 5-10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at Woodbury Middle School. An 11-year Woodbury resident, Rinehart, 44, is battling metastic colon cancer, and the family has incurred costly medical bills. The benefit will include a spaghetti dinner, entertainment, silent auction, kids’ activities and chance to win an iPad2. A volunteer Woodbury Athletic Association baseball tournament director, WAA youth wrestling director and WALL baseball tournament director, Rinehart has two sons, ages 10 and 9. People can purchase tickets ($10; $5 for kids under 12) in advance at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Oakdale. Donations to the Coach Gary Rinehart Benefit Fund can also be …