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.gofundme.com/3z821s
For more information, visit the “RALLY FOR RAGS” Facebook page. ••