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FT and JT Old-timers plan 28th annual benefit baseball game

Published May 31. 2013 05:02PM

Franklin Township Old-timers and the Jim Thorpe Old-timers will play their 28th annual benefit baseball game at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Christman field to help two people in the community who have serious health problems.

This year they plan to split the proceeds between Dwain Gable of Mahoning Township and Sabrina Steigerwalt of Jim Thorpe.

Gable was injured in a work accident while driving a dump truck. He was trapped inside following the rollover accident and lost his right arm and his left arm is unusable and is presently immobile. He is hoping to get use of it someday. He also has a lot of other injuries.

He lives with his fiance, Tracy, her grown daughter, 20 and their two boys, 10 and 7, who are both players in Franklin Township Little League.

Sabrina Steigerwalt, 14, has cerebral palsy. Sabrina uses a wheelchair and is considered a tri-palegic since she has only the use of one arm. While Sabrina cannot walk, she can talk, which is something she loves to do.

Sabrina attends classes in Jim Thorpe and is in the IU Life Skills Class. Sabrina loves to go to school.

Wayne Wentz of Franklin Township and Jim Zurn of Jim Thorpe organize the annual event.

There will be refreshments available at the Franklin Township Little League stand, plus there will be a Chinese auction and bake sale.

The Chinese auction and bake sale will be set up by 1 p.m. and donations for either the bake sake or Chinese auction will be accepted at noon.

The boys will arrive at the Phifer Ice Dam Park by fire truck.

Donations will be accepted at the field throughout the event.

Over the past 28 years, the Old-timers game has had a variety of players, including many Franklin Township Little League coaches and county officials.

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