The 2nd Annual Fish Fry hosted 3G Tactical as a fundraiser for Guns & Ribbons is growing this year with the addition of a free throw shooting contest called Ballin’4 the Brave on Saturday, March 11. By a donation only, guests will be able to enjoy a fish dinner from noon to 5 p.m. and then children in grades three through sixth can compete for prizes by demonstrating their basketball skills. It allows people of all ages to contribute in the fight against breast cancer. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Pink Ribbon Girls and Hospice of Dayton.
Katelyn Berbach along with Stacey Prewitt-Griffin are the chief organizers, and they continually see the need to support the cause. “Everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, we originally started this in memory of Belinda, but it is meaningful to so many for their own reasons,” said Berbach.
Belinda Prewitt became a victim of breast cancer in 2012, and was the fiancée of Matt Black (Berbach’s father). She is the inspiration for the annual Guns & Ribbons event, which is hosted by 3G Tactical.
The free throw shooting competition will be held at the Community Bible Church, 1427 W. Main Street, with registration beginning at noon at the church’s entrance. Donations to be an entrant will be greatly appreciated. Each child will have 60 seconds to make as many free throws as possible. There will be a winner for each grade level (third-sixth) and gender. The winners will receive a customized trophy and be entered for a chance to win the grand prize, which is yet to be announced. “We are very, very appreciative to Pastor Seekins and the church for lending us their building. It is a huge help,” said Berbach.
The fish fry will be held in the back parking lot of 3G Tactical, 1455 W. Main Street. In addition to fish, a variety of sides and desserts, hot dogs will also be available for children. The only cost is a donation. The attendance last year was much more than expected and the hope is to continue to grow upon that.
A variety of items will also be raffled off including a television, University of Dayton Merchandise, gift cards to Scene 75 and much more.
The slogan for the event is ‘Donate to all stages of cancer, win or lose.’ All proceeds will benefit the Pink Ribbon Girls and Hospice of Dayton.