AMHERST – Local Dooly’s owner-operator Rod Wilson has a reputation for opening his doors when a charity or worthy cause needs a venue to raise much-needed funds.
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Local Dooly’s owner Rod Wilson has supported many causes with fundraisers in the past and now one is being held for him. (From left) Wayne Adshade, Shelly Brown, Shane Sexton, Angela Lohnes, Lorraine Blakeney and Jeanne Martin are organizing a poll tournament and silent auction for Wilson on Saturday, who recently undergone a bone marrow treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Now Wilson is that worthy cause and his family, friends and supporters plan on paying-back Wilson’s good deeds with a pool-tournament in his name.
Wilson, who has successful undergone a bone marrow treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after an almost four-year struggle with the disease which included 18 months of chemotherapy and stem-cell transplant, will not be returning to work for at least another year, according to family.
The pool tournament takes place this Saturday, Feb. 1. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the tournament starts at 10 a.m. Already 20 teams have registered and organizers are hoping for at least 25. Musical entertainment will be provided and is being catered by Jeanne’s Decorative CakeHouse.
Supporters don’t have to play pool to help out, either. A silent auction with over 150 items – including new leather office chairs, Ducks Unlimited prints, a plane ride and much more – will coincide with the tournament, and dancing will follow.