Barrington High softball group raises ALS donations to support teammate’s father

May 17, 2016 - als

Jeff Kordich knew something was wrong in 2011, when he was visiting a college with his son and mother in Missouri.

“My right feet was dropping on me as we walked,” he said.

And afterwards in 2012, he suspicion something was wrong when he was finishing his master’s grade in business administration from Northern Illinois University and visiting businesses in China as partial of an general studies class.

“I’m a flattering healthy guy, though we literally fell down twice,” Kordich, of Hoffman Estates, said. “I recovered and got behind to a states.”

Barrington High School varsity girls softball team.

On Saturday morning, a group initial took caring of business, defeating Westosha Central High School, Salem, Wisconsin, she said. By Saturday afternoon, Carly, a youth during Barrington High, and her teammates had fanned out opposite downtown Barrington seeking people and motorists for donations.

The teammates assimilated other area residents, including a Barrington High School boys ball team, for TAG DAYS, a concession expostulate that happened in Barrington via a past weekend to lift income for a Les Turner ALS Foundation, a ALS classification in Chicago, TAG DAYS organizers said.

“We had about 14 or 15 group members out during Jewel and Route 59 and Main Street,” pronounced Carly, who plays core margin on a softball team. “And a whole group will be during a ALS Walk for Life in Chicago.”

The annual fundraiser in Chicago typically draws about 7,000 people for a 2-mile travel along Lake Michigan and by circuitously Soldier Field, according to a ALS Walk for Life website. All deduction advantage a Les Turner ALS Foundation.

The eventuality this year is Sept. 18.

“I’ve participated in Walk for Life 3 times,” Kordich said. “My team, Jeff’s Juggernauts, has lifted some-more than $50,000 for ALS research.”

Kordich pronounced her daughter’s fundraising bid reflected good on a community.

“It’s a good example, generally in Barrington, of a ballplayers and everybody participating in being purpose models and display good character,” he said.

Carly also recently verbally committed to attending Winona State University in Minnesota to play on a girls softball team, and she already is meditative about what she wants to investigate when she starts classes.

“I’d like to investigate something in health care,” she said.

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