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'Sports' night to benefit Petersons

Monday, August 8, 2005

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By Paul Struck, Editor

Caring Cherokee residents are organizing a "Sports Extravaganza" benefit to defer costs involved with on-going cancer treatment for Randy Peterson of rural Cherokee.

The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 12, at the Cherokee Washington High baseball and softball fields in the Sam Doupe Complex on Indian Street. Coaches, parents, fans, and all area youths are invited to participate in the fun and games.

Youth games will include softball toss, bean bag toss, and many other fun "carnival" games.

Organizers have scheduled a long-ball contest for area high school baseball and softball players, who will be contacting area residents and businesses to be their "sponsors" for the long-ball contest to be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 12. In addition, the high school players will all be competing for a surprise award.

Food will be served throughout at the concession stand, including turkey filets, hot dogs, chips, drinks and bars. So, bring the family and enjoy the night.

Peterson is battling lung cancer and future medical treatments involve costly procedures and travel. Organizers are now seeking monetary donations and auction items to benefit the Petersons. Also, free-will offerings will be accepted now and the night of the event.

For more information, call 225-4074, or stop in at Headlines in downtown Cherokee. Cash donations also can be made at Valley Bank in Cherokee, where a special Randy Peterson fund has been established.

Among the many items to be auctioned off that night, include Cherokee native and St. Louis Rams football player Adam Timmerman memorabilia, a side of pork, a side of beef, a one-year subscription to the Chronicle Times, and much more, as organizers are in the process of soliciting additional auction items up to the night of the Sports Extravaganza.

In addition, drawings will be held for door prizes throughout the night.

A list of all donors will be published in the Chronicle Times, along with stories and photos of the event.


Impressive auction items highlight benefit

Impressive items keep rolling in for the auction portion of a "Sports Extravaganza" benefit Friday night to help defer costs involved with on-going cancer treatment for Randy Peterson of rural Cherokee.

The event is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Cherokee Washington High baseball and softball fields on Indian Street.

There will be youth games and fun for all, a long-ball contest for high school baseball and softball players, and food will be served throughout at the concession stand, including turkey filets, hot dogs, chips, drinks and bars.

Cherokee auctioneer Don Pitts will be auctioning off many unique, valuable and varied items to benefit the fund-raiser. Among those items are impressive sports memorabilia, much of it collected through the efforts of John Ege of Cherokee, a friend of Peterson's.

Included are a basketball, Texas Tech Red Raiders t-shirt, and 8X10 photos autographed by Texas Tech men's basketball coach Bobby Knight; four Kansas City Royals game tickets for this season or next; two Minnesota Vikings tickets for the upcoming season; a Chicago Bears football and photos autographed by Bears Hall of Famer Dick Butkus; a Nebraska Cornhusker football autographed by Tommie Frazier; a mini-basketball autographed by Grant Hill from Kirk Speraw, men's basketball coach at the University of Central Florida; Kirk Hinrich Chicago Bulls memorabilia; Michael Jordan and Ray Nitschke posters and year 2002 collectible trucks from Pro Image in Sioux City; a NASCAR hood signed by Coca-Cola drivers; free lessons from the "Strike Zone" in Omaha, Neb.; and, if they make it to next week's championship game, 50 tickets to the Sioux City Bandits arena football team.

Among the many other items donated to be auctioned off Friday night are Adam Timmerman memorabilia; a side of beef and pork; three Adventureland tickets; an Iowa Hawkeye flag signed by the players; an R.J. Thomas picnic table; two Terry Redlin prints; two night stays at the Super 8 whirlpool room in Cherokee; two tickets to the National races at Knoxville; a one-year subscription to the Chronicle Times; $200 earrings from Royer's Jewelry; free vehicle service from Holzhauer Motors, Hesse's and Northside Tire; and many other valuable items and gift certificates too numerous to mention from Cherokee merchants.

In addition, drawings for door prizes will be held throughout the evening, and the effort is on-going to keep adding to the auction items throughout this week.

A list of all donors will be published after the event.

Randy Peterson is battling lung cancer and future medical treatments involve costly procedures and travel.

Organizers also are seeking monetary donations, with a special account established at Valley Bank in Cherokee.

For more information, call 225-4074, or stop in at Headlines in downtown Cherokee. They also are accepting any and all auction items there.

The public is invited for this family event of fun and games to benefit the Peterson family.



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