LETTER: Kudos to Rage for winning service, seasonTo the Telegram: As many may already know, Avis Phelps, owner of the A&W restaurant in Superior, was burned severely while at work June 26.
To the Telegram:
As many may already know, Avis Phelps, owner of the A&W restaurant in Superior, was burned severely while at work June 26.
Friends are planning a benefit for her that runs 2-7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Christ Lutheran Church, 320 N. 28th St. E., Superior.
Many people and organizations are helping Avis and her family.
One of those groups is the Lake Superior Rage Football team.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Lake Superior Rage football team’s players, owners, coaches and fans for their support during a home game July 14.
The Rage has always been the first ones to help when a group needs their support and many have benefitted from their program.
During their July 14 game, the owners of the Rage pledged a portion of the proceeds from their ticket sales, donated their half of the 50/50 drawing money to Avis Phelps, and allowed us to have donation cans at the ticket booth, concession stand and apparel stand. They placed fliers about the upcoming benefit throughout the stadium and had their announcer advertise the event for us.
The fans supported all of this and were very generous too.
In addition, player Josh Miron and owner Matt Krivinchuk pledged $.50 per point scored by the Rage, and since they won 62-0, these turned out to be very generous pledges.
A few of the players came over and introduced themselves to the members of the group working on the benefit and when we thanked them for helping us out, they told us they were proud to be asked to help. This amazing group of young men put their hearts and souls into what they do.
Our group was deeply touched by all they did, as were Avis and her family. So to the Lake Superior Rage owners, coaches, players and fans, we say “thank you” for all you did, all you have done for this community and all we know you will continue to do.
Congratulations on your outstanding season; we are all proud to have been there to watch you win the game that makes you something no one can take away — undefeated. You are an amazing group of compassionate people and we will be cheering for you during the playoffs and championship game.
Editor’s note: Lorri Prendergast is a member of the committee planning Avis Phelps’ benefit.