Overall, the team did a fantastic job, not only on the field, but
with gathering donations. They finished in the top eight in the
winners' bracket out of 32 teams.
Thanks to the generosity of local friends, families and
businesses in the community, they raised $3,565 for this tournament.
Overall, $63,549.97 was raised by all the teams participating.
The team members wish they could thank all the contributors but
there were too many to list.
Brian Stoltzenburg, a team captain, wanted to point out that the
generosity of local individuals and businesses was exceptional
considering there had been an MS Walk only a few months ago. For
Brian and his wife, Corky, the struggle against MS is personal.
Their 4-year-old daughter, Kate, has shown signs of MS, and although
she has not been diagnosed with the disease, doctors at Mayo Clinic,
where Kate was examined, have not ruled it out.
Brian and Corky Stoltzenburg would also like to thank everyone on
the team for "pitching in" and for their time and dedication to this
worthy cause. Team members were Dwane and Tara Morris, Chris and
Samantha Brown, Justin Montgomery, Erica Maynard, Jeff Yeazle, Josh
Specketer, Jim Peto, Amy Krueger, Eric Peterson and Dawn Smaron.
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The Stoltzenburgs, their teammates and everyone who is involved in
the fight against MS look for the day when the disease "strikes
In the United States today, there are approximately 400,000
people with multiple sclerosis, with 200 more people diagnosed every
week. Worldwide, MS is thought to affect more than 2.5 million
people, according to the
National MS Society.
Until recently, doctors didn't believe that children could get
multiple sclerosis. But growing evidence and more sophisticated
diagnostic tools have proven that children as young as 2 years old
can acquire MS and other demyelinating disorders. According to the
Mayo Clinic, approximately 8,000 to 10,000 children in the United
States have been diagnosed with pediatric MS, and another 10,000 to
15,000 children have experienced a single episode of symptoms
suggestive of MS, which may lead to MS later in life.
[Text from file received from
Brian Stoltzenburg; LDN]