April 28 event to raise money for scholarship in memory of local teenWritten by Kevin Moore | | email@example.com
Michael Anthony Gbur, “Mikey,” was an “easygoing and fun loving eighth grade student at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School.” He was the son of Charles and Carolyn Gbur, both practicing cardiologists in Toledo. At 14 years old, Mikey was scheduled to attend St. John’s Jesuit High School, where he was excited play baseball as a freshman. Mikey took his own life on March 27, 2012. MAGnificent Memories will host the second annual celebrity wait night at Fat Fish Blue in Levis Commons in Perrysburg on April 28 to raise funds for a memorial scholarship that has been created in his memory.
“This fundraiser is a chance to get together and remember his life,” said event organizer and friend of the Gbur family Samantha Bolbach. “He was a accomplished video gamer, a scuba diver, he loved being outdoors and doing anything on the water. He also enjoyed traveling with his family. With this scholarship we look for one eighth grade boy from Our Lady of Perpetual Help School who has Mikey’s character and his sense of exploration.”
Last year MAGnificent Memories gave awards to three students who were “graduating” from Our Lady of Perpetual Help and preparing to attend high school at St. John’s Jesuit: Benjamin Bruff, Danny Steinbeck and Zach Koszychi. “Last year’s fundraiser was a great success and the family received a lot of support,” said Bolbach.
The celebrity wait night at Fat Fish Blue will feature notable figures from the Toledo business and medical community serving attendees, with their tips going to the scholarship fund. Some of the celebrity wait staff includes: Drs. Daniel Cassavar and JoDee Ahrens, Josh Wagy of SmashToledo, Gary Miller of MedTronic, Rachel Matthews of Rachel Michael Gourmet Popcorn, and Sue Meadows of Caper’s Pizza Bar.
The evening will feature dinner consisting of pulled pork, catfish and veggie fettucini and the live performance of a standup comedian (TBA). There will be a silent auction beginning at 5pm through the end of dinner during which sign Walleye memorabilia, signed memorabilia from Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver and OSU graduate Dane Sanzenbacher, wine from Napa Valley, and a spa package from Ada Aesthetics are up for grabs. Tickets are $30 in advance.
For more information, visit www.magnificentmemories.org.
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