The Friends of Big Mike presented Coach Mike Grant and wife Paula a $20,000 check from the proceeds raised during the “Coach Mike Grant Cash Bonanza” held April 14 at the Ranson Civic Center. Friends of Big Mike members Kim Athey, Mike Thomas, John Thomas, Marci Thomas and Ronda Lehman organized the event in an effort to raise funds for Washington High School Football Coach Mike Grant, who is undergoing treatment for stage IV tumors in his brain.
“I knew if we gave people a venue to help, the good people of Jefferson County would step up to help out, and they did,” said FOBM Ronda Lehman. “Every day we were touched by the phone calls, emails, and shouts in the grocery store from people wanting to donate to the event.” Lehman said.
The Friends of Big Mike would like to thank all of those in the community that supported the event and helped to make it a success for the Grant’s during this difficult time. Special thanks to the JCYFL, Moose Lodge 948, Ranson Parks and Rec, Curt and Christopher, and The Spirit of Jefferson, who’s contributions helped make this event possible.