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Strasler family raises money to honor Joe

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm

MCHS junior baseball player Joe Strasler was killed in an auto accident in February. Organizer are raising money to build an indoor hitting facility in his memory.

Friends and family members recently announced the Joe Strasler Memorial Fund Chili Supper, which will take place on Oct. 5 from 4-7 p.m. – or just before the MCHS versus Cascade home football game.

The event will take place at the MCHS Cafeteria and the menu includes homemade chili with fixings, dessert and a drink.

Tickets are $7 each. You may pre-purchase them at the Jack Daniel Employee Credit Union, Moore County High School, Paintworks, or Traders Bank. You may also purchase them from any varsity baseball player.

The goal is to raise money to fund an indoor batting and pitching facility at MCHS in Joe’s honor.
The MCHS junior baseball player died in an auto accident on Feb. 15 while driving to school on Ledford Mill Road.
Strasler’s sudden death rocked MCHS, where he was a beloved member of the student body. Area clergy volunteered at the high school to counsel grieving students.

At his funeral, one attendee estimated that as many as 1,000 people visited.

The idea for the facility was born out of Joe’s love for baseball.

“So when it was time to make a decision on what to ask people to give memorial contributions to instead of flowers, Joe’s love of baseball stood out above anything else,” says a Facebook page created for the event. “His parents set a goal to build in Joe’s memory, a building that baseball and softball players could use year round to become better hitters, pitchers, catchers, and all around players.”

Organizers have already raised over $12,000 but need more to complete the project. The Metro School Board approved building the facility on school property at their last school board meeting.

For the complete story or for more information, visit the Facebook page for the Joe Strasler Memorial Chili Supper.