July Wiffle ball tournament to benefit Logan Hile
SUNBURY – Friends have organized a fundraiser to benefit a Selinsgrove high school student. Logan Hile, a soon-to-be sophomore, suffered complications from the flu and has been hospitalized for more than a month. Kara Rothermel and April Metzger talked about the upcoming Wiffle ball tournament they organized to benefit the Hile family.
Rothermel discussed Hile’s current condition, “He’s showing improvements every day. He’s currently off the dialysis and they’re very hopeful he won’t need it again. His blood levels that are related to his kidney function are slowly improving every day. His leg wounds that he had are healing very well. He’s ready to start the road to recovery and start the rehabilitation process.”
Rothermel explained the importance of getting a flu shot, “First and foremost, the big thing is to get the flu shot. Logan had the flu shot and they think it probably helped save him. A lot of people think don’t get the flu shot, it didn’t work for Logan, but really the flu shot is very important. We need to really encourage our kids, our families to get the shot.”
The Wiffle ball tournament will take place July 30 at Penn Township Fields, East Snyder Park. Metzger explained how they came up with the idea, “With baseball being such an important part to Logan, not just to Logan, his entire family, his brother Brandon, his dad, his mom, we’ve always been together at baseball fields through the years. We thought Wiffle ball because we could incorporate all different age levels, because there are so many different people reaching out to try to help.”
Registration for the tournament is $50 per team and we have registration forms posted in this story at wkok.com. You can also make a direct donation to Logan J. Hile at the First National Bank of Selinsgrove. (Alex Reichenbach)