Oh-Varian Border Battle Bash raises $8,000 for the Obvarian Cancer Connection

11/29/2012
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From Left: Barb Mann, Billy Mann, the event co-ordinator, with his grandmother Rita Pletcher and father, Rick Mann. The Border Battle Bash to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo: 19th annual celebration of the OSU/UM Rivalry, held in Maumee.

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From Left: Barb Mann, Billy Mann, the event co-ordinator, with his grandmother Rita Pletcher and father, Rick Mann. The Border Battle Bash to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo: 19th annual celebration of the OSU/UM Rivalry, held in Maumee.
From Left: Barb Mann, Billy Mann, the event co-ordinator, with his grandmother Rita Pletcher and father, Rick Mann. The Border Battle Bash to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo: 19th annual celebration of the OSU/UM Rivalry, held in Maumee.

The OH-Varian Border Battle Bash at the Michigan Technical Resource Park in Ottawa Lake, Mich., netted $8,000 for the Ovarian Cancer Connection, according to event coordinator Zach Stewart of Off Contact Productions. The first-time event with giant television screens included a 50/50 cash raffle, squares game, corn hole toss, a TV raffle, a silent auction, and food from Abuelos Mexican Restaurant and Sidelines Sports Eatery.

The Ovarian Cancer Connection is a local organization for awareness, education, research, and financial assistance for survivors.

It also hosted the Ellen Jackson Ovarian Cancer Walk presented by Buckeye CableSystem at the University of Toledo Medical Center in honor of Ovarian Cancer Month in September. It was a moving experience for me, an ovarian cancer survivor, and the 750 participants, which included survivors and families and friends of those who lost their battle with ovarian cancer.

Jerry Anderson of WTOL-TV, Channel 11 and FOX Toledo was the emcee, in honor of his sister Jeannie Wingate, an ovarian cancer survivor. President Gini Steinke reported a net of more than $43,000.