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Published on June 17, 2013

Hearts Were in the Right Place, $26,000+ Raised for Heart Fund 

Steve French, of Beaverton, and Pat Peil, of Midland, stand with James Baldwin, center fielder for the Great Lakes Loons.
Steve French, of Beaverton, and Pat Peil, of Midland, stand with James Baldwin, center fielder for the Great Lakes Loons, following their first pitch to kick off the June 10 home game.

Steve French, of Beaverton, and Pat Peil, of Midland, stand with James Baldwin, center fielder for the Great Lakes Loons, following their first pitch to kick off the June 10 home game. French and Peil, both open heart patients of MidMichigan Health, were part of MidMichigan Health's Your Heart's in the Right Place fundraising event held at Dow Diamond. Through a one night only rental of the stadium suites, reserved tables, as well as a silent auction, more than $26,000 was raised. Suite and reserve table purchasers included Bay Area Specialty Flooring, Bonham Heating and Air Conditioning, Central Michigan University, Cerner Corporation, Coleman Electric Services, E2W Engineering, Estep Painting, The F. P. Horak Company, Mid Michigan Community College, MidMichigan Anesthesiology Group, Michigan State University, MidMichigan Health Volunteers, Schauman Construction, Schumacher Agency and Sodexo, Inc. The fundraiser came under the auspices of MidMichigan Health's Fund Development Committee. Pamela Boundy served as event chair. All proceeds of this special event will benefit the MidMichigan Heart Fund.