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Fundraiser for Boardman track athlete's new racer chair set for July 14 at Carmella's Cafe

July 2, 2019
The Town Crier

Micah Beckwith, a junior at Boardman High School, has made two trips to Track and Field State Competition in Columbus. He competes in the seated division in four events, and has earned All Ohioan status five times in the last two years.

Micah has a wheeler (racer chair) that he uses for the 100, 400 and 800. That chair is rented for the season and returned in August. But now, a group of supporters spearheaded by outgoing Athletic Director Denise Gorski is raising funds to buy Micah his own personal racer chair for better training opportunities.

"My husband and I have partnered with Carmella's restaurant and Mike Tomczak (former OSU quarterback, 14-year NFL quarterback, and now assistant football coach at YSU) to help raise funds to buy Micah his own personal racer chair. They range in price from $3,500-$4,500," said Gorski.

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Boardman track athlete Micah Beckwith at OHSAA State Track Meet

Carmella's Cafe is hosting the event on Sunday, July 14, from noon to 4 p.m. The Cafe is normally closed on Sundays but wanted to help Micah and his family raise the needed funds. Tickets are $25 per person and that includes an assortment of food, a DJ, Chinese auction, and celebrity bartenders. The boys track team parents are donating desserts and paper products along with workers for the day.

For more information, or to get tickets call Boardman's Athletic Office at 330-726-3423.



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