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Businesses help teen injured in bike crash

Sep. 18, 2012 @ 11:55 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Two Tri-State businesses are donating a percentage of sales to help with costs associated with the care of Daniel Hughes, a 2012 South Point graduate who was severely injured two weeks ago at Ohio State University.

Hughes, a freshman, was riding his bike and collided with a dump truck that was leaving a construction site on campus. His lower body suffered several broken bones, and his right leg was amputated.

To help the family, both Uno Chicago Grill at Pullman Square and the South Point Bob Evans will make donations. The fundraiser through Uno is ongoing through Oct. 14. The Bob Evans fundraiser is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.

To take advantage of the offer, those who intend to dine at those restaurants during the fundraising periods must present a flyer that will entitle 15 percent of their bill to be donated. Copies of the flyer can be requested by email at stacym7@gmail.com.

There is also a raffle for $5 a ticket for two end zone seats for the Marshall vs. Memphis football game Saturday, Nov. 3. Proceeds will benefit the Hughes family.

The fundraisers are being led by The Cause, a nonprofit organization in South Point that focuses on promoting resource awareness and aims to improve the quality of life in the area.

For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, call Stacy L. Murray-Medcalf at 740-646-3558.

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