Canada's "BUD BOYS" outdo themselves with fun and fundraisers throughout summer 2005


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The "Bud Boys", led by Mike "Fiveoh" Ellis, have been fundraising like crazy in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada for PRF, in honour of Canadian boy Devin. The Boys, including Joe "the Bull" Arnott, Wayne "Pit Bull" Sholer, Dan "Dirty" Eddy, Don "Doc" Day , Dan "Danno" Walker, Raymond "Taz" Davidson, Dave "the House" House and Hank "Saturday" Sabota work and/or hang out at Arnott's Automotive, and at A-Cross the Roads bar. Mike and the boys have known Devin and his mom Jamie for a few years, and last year helped the family raise funds so Devin could go to Florida for a reunion with some of his other friends with Progeria. This year, the Bud Boys have outdone themselves! With the help of local businesses, at this season's CFL Hamilton Tiger Cat football games, they held BBQs, a car wash, sold 400 wristbands (with Devin's help!) and collected straight donations. Joannie, the owner of A-Cross the Roads also organized a motorcycle poker run. So the next time you're in Canada and see motorcycle riders with a cool blue PRF wristband, you'll know the Bud Boys got a hold of them!

Joe "the Bull" with Devin before one of the BBQ's
The Bud Boys present the "check" to Jamie and Devin, who accepted it on behalf of PRF
Front row: Joe Arnott, Wayne Sholer, Dan Walker Back Row: Dave House. Mike Ellis, Dan Eddy, Don Day Standing: Hank Sobota

All of these events raised over $7,000 - WOW! "I have to tell you that we are having a blast doing this", said Mike, "There were lots of tears in the house when we presented the check to Devin and Jamie." Mike and the boys are planning more events. We thank them all for their efforts, and can't wait to see what they come up with next!

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