Seth Poling benefit planned


BUCKHANNON— Please join the Gauley River Boys in their efforts to help their dear friend Seth Poling and his family by attending an elimination dinner on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Buckhannon Moose. 

   Seth Poling recently made it public that he has been diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) in June 2017 following a visit to John’s Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He has been dealing with symptoms of ALS for over four years. The burden and stresses of living with ALS have become “Real life” for Seth. Even though his mobility is currently intact, the undeniable reality is that his future may very well have a wheelchair or powered wheelchair in it.

   Seth is currently able to work, but that could change any day. The costs associated with ALS are substantial. Medical needs and house renovations are required to accommodate Seth. This past November, a Baked Steak Charity Dinner took place to support Seth’s battle against ALS. The community support shown during this event was amazing, and the Gauley River Boys would like to continue the mission to support Seth. Seth has been an amazing friend and teammate to so many us, and we are honored to have the opportunity to give back. 

   Tickets are available for purchase for $30 (cash or check only) from Matt McCourt, Johnny Meadows, Zach Allman, Jacob Bucher, Sloan Baisden, or Dee Brown. You may contact us on the event’s Facebook page by searching for “Elimination Dinner Benefiting Seth Poling” or contacting Meadows at 304-280-1091. Ticket includes spaghetti dinner, salad, and roll. There will be a cash bar and $1,000 grand prize, tips, and raffle items. 

   Additionally, if you have any items you would like to donate for auction or volunteer with us, please contact one of the hosts of the event. Anyone who would like to place a donation may do so by mailing to 140 Hillcrest Dr., Buckhannon, WV 26201. Please make checks payable to Gauley River Boys. All proceeds will go to Seth Poling. The Gauley River Boys are an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.”

  “I always refer to Seth Poling as #10. That was his jersey number during our Buckhannon-Upshur High School Football days. Seth was our quarterback during a very successful season in 2004-2005 when we finished the regular season 9-1. Anyone who played with Seth will tell you the main trait that made him a successful football player was his toughness. 10 wouldn’t tip toe out of bounds before getting tackled. He would lower his shoulder and hit you square in the mouth to gain extra yardage- he always finished his runs like a fullback. Because of this, and for so many other reasons, Seth was a great teammate and leader for our football team. He is a great friend and person to everyone he meets. 10’s toughness and perseverance continue to inspire, and the Gauley River Boys are honored to do anything we can to support his fight.” Johnny Meadows

  “Seth has been a great competitor and a great friend as long as I’ve known him. I’ve been blessed to compete with Seth in elementary school track meets all the way to him be a leader of our very successful high school football team. He has never shied away from competition or adversity, but at the same time he’s always been a very caring and compassionate friend. Seth is an honest and Godly man who will conquer anything in front of him.”- Matt McCourt said.

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