Athletes And Causes: Crombeen To Co-Host Fundraiser For Type 1 Diabetes
The newly renovated Chase Club in the Tampa Bay Times Forum will be the setting for a big fundraising event on Tuesday, January 21st. Athletes and Causes will hold a martini and wine event to help raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the presenters of the event along with the Tampa Bay Rays and Buccaneers.
Bolts forward B.J. Crombeen will act as one of the hosts of the event along with Sam Fuld of the Rays and Tom Crabtree of the Bucs. Crombeen was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was nine years old. Fuld was diagnosed at the age of ten. Crabtree’s wife Chelsea was diagnosed with the auto immune disease at the age of four.
Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with athletes from our area’s three pro teams, enjoy food and drink and participate in a sports-themed silent auction. A large number of Lightning players will be there including Ben Bishop, Valtteri Filppula, Teddy Purcell and Radko Gudas. (Photo / Sue Ferlita)
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the largest charitable supporter of Type 1 Diabetes. They have awarded more than $1.7 billion to research since the organization was founded in 1970. You can learn more about the event at their website.
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