Fundraisers Set for Victims of Lightning Strike

Victims of Cherry Lightning Strike Improve

Two of the victims of last week’s lightning strikes are continuing to recover.

Four-year-old Ava Mott is out of the hospital.

Her dad, 51–year–old Jay Mott is still hospitalized in Duluth at Essentia Health but has been upgraded from critical to serious condition.

According to the family’s website, he got to sit up and talk for a little bit Sunday.

Mott and his family were in Cherry Township for his son’s Little League game on June 28th when he was carrying his daughter back to the van and they were hit.

Jay works at Minntac and is the family’s sole provider.

To help pay for the expenses his family faces, a fundraiser is being held Tuesday night (7–7–15) at 5:15 during the Mountain Iron double header.

It’s at the South Grove Fields.

The double header will feature the 14U Girls Softball team, Mountain Iron vs Cherry.

Then at 6:30 p.m. the Boys Majors Baseball Team takes the field.

Mountain Iron will take on Eveleth–Gilbert.

All concession stand proceeds will be donated to help the family out.

The girls will also wear Virginia colors to show their support for the family.

Another fundraiser is being planned for August 22nd at the Mountain Iron Community Center.

It will be a spaghetti dinner and more.

More details will be provided in the future about the benefit.

You can also help the family by making a donation to their gofundme page.

They’re hoping to raise $10,000.

Categories: Community-imported, Health-imported