New group to host charity lock-in

Published 9:24 am Monday, December 17, 2012

Event set for Thursday at First Baptist Church


IRONTON — A fledgling charity group is gearing up to host its first benefit and wants the community to show its support.

Gaming for a Cause will host a lock-in from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Dec. 20 at First Baptist Church in Ironton. The cost is $5 for ages 15 and under and $6 for ages 16 and older.

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Jordan Sherman, founder and president of the group, said proceeds from the event will go to help a young girl from Flatwoods, Ky., Emily Clark, who is battling brain cancer.

“All we are trying to do is help,” Sherman said.

The lock-in will have a host of activities like video game tournaments, basketball, war ball, as well as live music and food.

Sherman said the group has already collected about $600 from donation jars and from word of mouth.

The club is also planning to host a rummage sale at the city center on a future date.

And anyone can join the group, Sherman said. For more information, Sherman can be reached at (740) 237-6503.