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"No One Fights Alone" fundraiser 8-14-15

Joseph V. Sowmick - August 17, 2015

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins a wealth of Tribal departments, businesses, SECR & TOPS employees and our community as we came together for the “No One Fights Alone” fundraiser held at the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym on Aug. 14.  The event was organized to support SCIT Tribal member and 22 year employee David Williams and his family in his battle with cancer. 


SECR Director of Hotel Operations Bernard Sprague served as master of ceremonies for the fundraiser and was honored to be invited and help the Williams family.  “I was amazed at the number of items in the auction but the turnout did not amaze me. The community always responds to a friend in need and this is the way the Tribal community has been the 45 years I have been here,” Sprague said.  “The food was tasty and the atmosphere was festive and I hope we made a difference in Dave’s battle to defeat the cancer beast.  That beast has taken enough of our Tribal members.”



The Williams family submitted a heartfelt message to the Tribal Observer to be shared with the community for their outpouring of prayers and blessings … 


To all our loving friends family, and co-workers of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe:


There are no words to express how grateful and thankful we are for each and every one of you!  The kindness and generosity we felt at Dave's benefit was overwhelming!

We first off want to say that we want to say Thank you to everyone that came and supported our family! The love that our family felt from all the people that attended and spent time with Dave is something we will never forget.


The next thing we want to say is that all the people who volunteered, donated and offered to help us with the benefit, we will never ever be able to Thank you enough! It is because of all you that Dave's benefit came together. We wanted to thank each and every one separately but the list of people who volunteered or donated items for the auction is longer than we could have ever imagined. To all who helped in the kitchen your hard work and keeping that food going was amazing!


On behalf of our family, we offer a special thank you to the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council.  The benefit has made it so we as a family will all be able to be there for Dave’s continuous care as we travel to Detroit for his treatment.  Dave is personally overwhelmed with emotions, knowing so many people are supporting him and fighting the fight right along with him.


With our deepest love and kindness,


David, Karen & Tanner Williams and Family

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