The lineup of the 2014 Dancing with the Wrentham Stars will have a slightly different look than originally planned thanks to an accident to one of the dancers during the rehearsals. The dancer was me, Pat Coleman, the editor of The Wrentham Times. During a regular Friday night rehearsal, I was working on a move with my partner, Kellcie Teel, that would have sent her flipping over my head but my execution was lacking. With Teel on my back, my right knee hit the ground driving my femur into the the back wall of my right hip socket. "Blown out" was a phrase used often to describe the damage. After six days of world class care at Bringham & Women's Hospital, nearly four hours of surgery to install a stainless steel plate and six pins into my hip, my dancing career has taken a major setback. Unfortunately, I won't be performing.
But the show must go on.
In the coming days Wrentham Community Events Board of Directors, the organizers of Dancing with the Wrentham Stars, will announce how they plan to handle my injury.
As far as fundraising goes, I am all in on helping my charity, Friends of Wrentham, continue to benefit from the exposure and financial support Dancing with the Wrentham Stars provides.
Here are a few of the ongoing fundraising activities.
This Tuesday, Eagle Brook Saloon will continue its Friends of Wrentham Day, and anyone that brings in the attached flyer will have a portion of their bill donated to the charity.
Watch the Bruins in Luxury
Do you like the Boston Bruins? The Eagle Brook Saloon will be hosting a silent auction as an optional fundraising event. The auction will feature 8 seats in Tuukka Rask’s luxury box (including pizza, soft drinks and a spirits liquor basket) for the Bruins vs. Montreal game at the TD Garden in Boston on March 24th at 7:30PM. Place your silent auction bid by calling the Eagle Brook Saloon at 508-384-7312.
How about taking a chance on a raffle where you would have the opportunity to win five exciting prizes?
- 1st prize is 10 seats in Tuukka Rask’s luxury box for Bruins vs. Montreal on March 24th at 7:30 p.m.
- 2nd prize is 2 tickets to the Bruins vs. Blackhawks on March 27th at 7:00 p.m.
- 3rd prize is 2 tickets to a Red Sox game
- 4th prize is an autographed football
- 5th prize is a night’s stay at the celebrated Proctor Mansion in Wrentham
Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Eagle Brook Saloon and from Tony Marano, who can be reached at (508) 498-0384.