AOH ‘Rally for Rags’ fundraiser is Sept. 7

Di­vi­sion 87 of the An­cient Or­der of Hi­ber­ni­ans in­vites all fam­ily and friends of Mike “Rags” Rad to an af­ter­noon of mu­sic, food and adult bever­ages to be­ne­fit his battle with ill­ness. The Rally for Rags beef ’n’ beer will be on Sat­urday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Di­vi­sion 87, 2171 Wakeling St., just north of Har­bison Av­en­ue.

Many folks may know Rags from the “old neigh­bor­hood” in Port Rich­mond, where he was a part of the Penn Tav­ern and Kelly’s Sun­oco soft­ball teams in the 1970s and ’80s. Rags used to coach the base­ball team at Nativ­ity BVM Church on Al­legheny Av­en­ue and is still a mem­ber of the par­ish. Three months ago, he was dia­gnosed with lung can­cer.

Pro­ceeds from the be­ne­fit will go dir­ectly to Rags and his fam­ily. The AOH is a non­profit or­gan­iz­a­tion, so all con­tri­bu­tions are tax de­duct­ible.

Ad­mis­sion costs $30 and in­cludes a buf­fet, draft beer and mu­sic­al en­ter­tain­ment. There will be raffle draw­ings, in­clud­ing a bas­ket of cheer. Park­ing is avail­able in the rear and on the street.

For ad­vance tick­ets, call Obie at 215-300-6332. If you can’t make the event and wish to donate on­line, vis­it www.go­

For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it the “RALLY FOR RAGS” Face­book page. ••

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