Fundraisers Being Held for Jordon Geiser
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Jordon Geiser, a well-loved 10-year old was recently diagnosed with lymphoma after a tumor was found in his chest. When his Russellville Outlaws 12U baseball coach found out Geiser had cancer his first thought was finding a way for the team to come together and help out their teammate.
"We knew immediately as parents of the players," Michael Miller said, "Geiser's parents would incur a lot of costs to go back and forth to St. Louis. We decided we would come together as a team and host a fundraiser to collect as much money as possible for the family."
The first fundraiser was held Saturday, July 30, at Fisher's 2 Body Shop located behind Putnam Chevrolet in California. Teammates and family members of Jordon washed cars while there were t-shirts and baked goods for sale. There was also a bounce house to play in.
Jenny Wehmeir is Jordon's aunt and said the event at Fischer's 2 Bodyshop was the first of three events. The next event will be a 12U baseball tournament, hosted by the Tomahawk baseball team, to be held Aug. 6, in Eldon. Miller said the baseball tournament will start at 8 a.m. and go to around 10 p.m. Each player, coach and bystander will be charged $5 and concessions will go 100 percent to the Geiser family. For more information about the baseball tournament, call Rodney Gipe at 573-680-7716.
There will also be a washerboard tournament organized by Relay for Life team "Christina's BFF's" held Sept. 10, at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds. There will be the tournament along with a kid's corner, concessions, music and a silent auction. For more information about the washerboard tournament, call Tiffany Rutledge at 573-690-0952 or email Rutledge at email@example.com.
"Jordon's Praying Angels" t-shirts are available for $15 in sizes youth to XXXL. For information about the shirts, call Wehmeir at 573-694-7571.
"Words cannot express my feelings over this response," Wehmeir said.
For more of this story check out the Aug. 3 issue of the California Democrat.