Spaghetti dinner to benefit 3 motorcyclists severely injured in Foltz Memorial Run
What should have been a day of charity ended in tragedy after 3 motorcyclists were severely injured in an accident during June’s Teddy Foltz memorial run.
The Foltz committee is working to put together a benefit dinner in support of the three victims.
The victims, Harold Hagerty, Patricia Hagerty and Paul Halfelder were riding in the memorial run in Coitsville when a SUV pulled out in front of them making a left turn into a nearby driveway.
The bikers crashed into each other trying to avoid a collision.
Harold "Butch" Hagerty has since been released from the hospital, but Patricia and Paul both still remain in a coma.
The upcoming spaghetti dinner will help their families to cover any financial stress caused by the incident.
The dinner will take place on September 24 at 1:00p.m. at St. Nicholas Great Hall located at 764 5th St. Struthers.
Tickets are priced at $10 and takeout will be available.
There will be an auction and 50/50 raffle.
Committee member Gery Stillerman said they've had people volunteer to cook, bake cakes, decorate, work the day of the event and do whatever they need.
"I think it just speaks volumes to what the community and the biker community, which often gets a bad wrap, but people come out and they respond to any event we have," Stillerman said. "Especially when people are injured."
Stillerman said most of the dinner has already been accounted for and they've even had people ask to pay for the hall reservation.
For information on tickets, or how you can volunteer, you can visit the benefit dinner Facebook page.
Those who are unable to attend, but would still like to donate can make donations through Venmo (@TeddyFoltzInjuredRiders) or Cashapp (@TeddyFoltzFallen).