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Fundraiser for Coach Steve Kohut at Hickory Heights Golf


Fundraiser for Coach Steve Kohut at Hickory Heights Golf Course



Dear Supporters,

Hello! We’d like to take just a minute of your time to tell you about a special person, Steve Kohut.  If you are from Brentwood, you probably know Steve.  Even if you are not from Brentwood, you probably know Steve.  Maybe you saw him in a feature on TV or on the field at a Pirates’ game.  Maybe he coached you or one of your children.  You might know him from his many accomplishments and positive attitude while facing difficult challenges.  If you haven’t met him yet, once you do, he will be your life-long friend.  With his smiling face and can-do attitude, Steve really makes an impact wherever he goes.

Steve has a form of muscular dystrophy, which he has had since birth. Muscular dystrophy is a disease with no cure, and  is marked by a progressive weakening and wasting of muscles. It can affect the heart and other organs, breathing and swallowing.  Limbs draw inward and become fixed and eventually the patient will require a wheelchair and supportive care.

The last two years have been the most challenging for Steve, with some severe falls and injuries that have required him to have hospitalizations and surgeries that have delayed his rehabilitation and efforts of maintaining his independence.

Because Steve has been such an inspiration and role model to many in the community and beyond, we want to reciprocate.  Steve now needs our help.  We are a group of friends and family wanting to lend a hand.

We are trying to raise funds and support to help Steve and his family with medical expenses and accessible equipment that would enable him to leave his home and work. Yes, work.  Steve is determined to continue to contribute to the community and elsewhere despite his challenges.

We are holding a fundraiser at Hickory Heights Golf Course on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 5:00pm to 10pm.  We will have food, drinks, entertainment, raffles and gift baskets.

We are asking for your help in the way of donations to our basket auction, services and/or monetary donations. All donations big and small are greatly appreciated. Please contact any of the names below or log on to www.giveforward.com for support or questions.

With much appreciation,

Friends of Steve…   

Pamela Artman (partman14@hotmail.com)

Jen Cline (jencline10@gmail.com)

Janine Delsignore (Janine.delsignore@aiu3.net)


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