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KC's pitch a new fundraiser to help citizens with intellectual disability

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Storm Lake Knights of Columbus are about to pitch in once again to raise funds to serve People with intellectual disabilities, with the help of a minor league pro hurler.

In the past the Knights hosted the Labor Day car show, but with a lack of manpower, they turned that event over to the Hy-Noon Kiwanis this year. Still, wanting to continue to assist the programs for special needs area residents, they planned to host an omelette breakfast Sunday September 30.

"We are excited about the new changes," Knight of Columbus council spokesperson John Murray said. "It's our first year for the breakfast but we think it will have a great turnout."

Tickets and be purchased beforehand at Murray and Murray Law Office at 530 Erie St. or at the door. Cost is $5 per person; or $15 for a family. Children under age 6 are free.

Former Storm Lake St. Mary's ace pitcher Eric Wordekemper is the honorary chairman and will be at the breakfast to visit with the public and sign autographs.

The 2002 St. Mary's graduate is a right-handed pitcher who threw for Creighton University (Neb.) for three years after high school, and earned spot starts and thre middle relief last year for the Charleston (S.C.) Riverdogs, the Yankees' Class A affiliate. He is currently on the Class A-Advanced Tampa Yankees roster in the Florida State League, where he was a mid-season all-star pick.

"He will be there to sign some autographs and talk about his career," Murray said. "We will also have a silent auction going on. All proceedes go to benefit local organizations Faith, Hope & Charity and Genesis work activity center, and others that assist the intellectually disabled."

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