La Grange resident named honorary chair of Sport-A-Palooza

The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation hosted its fifth annual Sport-A-Palooza fundraiser on April 5. Close to 240 people gathered at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest to enjoy dinner and musical entertainment and raise funds for the organization, which provides a toy or comfort item to children undergoing painful treatments for cancer.

La Grange’s Kent Mueller, father of the Sport-A-Palooza Honorary Chairperson Becca Mueller, delivered a speech which provided a glimpse into the hardships faced by a family dealing with a young child’s cancer diagnosis.

Dionne Miller, sports reporter at WFLD-Channel 32, served as emcee. Former Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas and former White Sox player Dan Pasqua participated in a meet-and-greet and signed autographs.

The evening raised more than $37,000 to benefit childhood cancer patients.

For more information, visit www.treasurechest.org.

Sport-A-Palooza Benefiting: The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation Location: Gaelic Park, Oak Forest Date: April 5 Attending: 240 Raised: $37,000 Honorary Chairperson: Becca Mueller

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