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BBQ fundraiser for Ian Mitchell set for Thursday night

Blake Colston
sports@piedmontnewsonline.com

Thursday evening, a charitable BBQ dinner, bake sale and raffle will take place from 6:00 to 8 p.m. at Piedmont High School to benefit the son of a popular Piedmont coach recently injured in a go-kart accident.Ian Mitchell BBQ

Piedmont High School assistant wrestling, football and baseball coach Joe Mitchell’s son, Ian, 9, was seriously injured in an accident at his grandmother’s land July 21. when the gas pedal on the he driving kart got stuck, sending Mitchell accelerating into a barbed-wire fence.

The crash left Ian with ligament damage and a dissected carotid artery in his neck.

“The barbed wire caught him around the neck and ripped him from the kart,” his father Joe Mitchell told News9.com. “He tried to break, I saw it.”

While Ian is recovering steadily now, medical costs are adding up. That’s where the Piedmont community has stepped in.

An $8 donation gets you a BBQ dinner with all the proceeds raised set to go toward the Mitchell’s medical bills.

In addition to Thursday’s event, a Go Fund Me account was created by a family friend and has already raised more than $10,000. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/prayersforian

 

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