From left, Johnny Parks, Jennifer Parks, Gilmore, Kim Hill, John Hayes (back), Tammy Hayes, Krista Ziegler and Mark Ziegler. (Photo by David Yarger)
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 06:50 pm
By David Yarger
On Saturday, at the Town of Niagara Active Hose, families from Niagara-Wheatfield High School came together for a good cause.
Anthony Gilmore - a football coach at Niagara-Wheatfield, mentor and friend - was recently diagnosed with throat cancer in February and medical bills have piled up.
Jennifer and Johnny Parks, along with Tammy Hayes, set up the fundraiser to help aid Gilmore and his family in tough times.
For $10, attendees were treated to a spaghetti dinner from Krista and Mark Ziegler, along with a free drink and dessert. Also, for additional costs, there was a 50/50 and basket auction featuring over 170 baskets, including two hockey sticks signed by Rasmus Ristolainen and Kyle Okposo of the Buffalo Sabres.
Gilmore was present at the event and said he was in good spirits and feeling better.
In all, the fundraiser raised $7,005 to help assist Gilmore.