Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baseball Benefit

From the Sheboygan Press....

A's benefit to help one of their own, Mark Reinemann
Posted  6/14/2010 3:12 PM CDT

When the Sheboygan A's take the field on Thursday, June 17, for a 7:30 p.m. contest against De Pere at Wildwood, there will be more than winning a game as the priority. Helping out a former A's player will also be on the minds of those in attendance.

Mark Reinemann, a volunteer assistant coach for the Sheboygan South baseball team who played for the A's from 1979 to 1984, will undergo a 12-hour surgery on Tuesday in Baltimore after being diagnosed with two rare illnesses.

According A's general manager Denny Moyer, Reinemann was diagnosed with Membranous Glomerulonephritis following a burst appendix. Six months of treatment did not yield the expected results, and he was later diagnosed with a cancer called Pseudomyxoma Peritonei. The cancer, if left untreated, leads to organ shutdown.

A more detailed account of Mark's surgeries can be found at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/MarkReinemann.

Gate receipts and money from other auctions and raffles will be donated to the Reinemann family. There are also opportunities for individuals to offer up outright donations. A's fans and friends of the family are encouraged to be at the ballpark by 7:10 to participate in a pre-game program.

Persons interested in donating but unable to attend are encouraged to send checks payable to the Sheboygan Athletic Club and list Mark Reinemann Fund in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the club at: P.O. Box 32, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0032, or brought to the ballpark during any A's home game.