Celebrity Softball Game Raises Funds To Aid Families Affected By Cystic Fibrosis
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CANTON (CBS DETROIT) — Some local media personalities and law enforcement faced off against one another in a charity softball game to benefit the “Bonnell Foundation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis” on Saturday afternoon.
WWJ’s Laura Bonnell, who has two daughters with the disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, began the foundation a few years ago to help families and for research.
“We also do a lot of miscellaneous giving — people who either can’t pay their bills or need to house the family while they’re waiting for a lung transplant,” Bonnell said. “We also help them with the cost of staying at a hotel and we do give lung transplant grants as we because most of those are not covered by insurance and that’s a huge burden on families.”
The game was played at the Canton Sports Center at Victory Park on Michigan Avenue and raised over $6,000.
WWJ’s Tom Jordan, Charlie Langton and Vickie Thomas along with Alan Longstreet from Fox 2, Bill McAllister, Tom Milliken and Dan Leach from 97.1 The Ticket and Gillian Reilly, Coop, Tim Rayne, Joey Neutron from AMP Radio took part in the charity event. The law enforcement team had players from the Detroit and Beverly Hills Police departments, along with federal agents, and firefighters.