The final number for Sunday’s Brian Daniels Benefit total $107,000. That includes the silent auction, food sales, and Brian Daniels’ son auctioning his personal basketball, raising $4,900.
ORIGINAL STORY: A benefit held for Brian Daniels at Blaine’s Pub Sunday left his family in awe as hundreds of people packed the pub.
“It was completely amazing and unbelievable! We knew we had a lot of family friends but to see 750 people show up, it was phenomenal!” said Brice Daniels, son of Brian Daniels.
Although final numbers aren’t yet in, organizers say the event raised approximately $52,000 through the live auction alone.
Brian Daniels was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer around Thanksgiving, according to Brice. Since then he has been undergoing chemotherapy at Shannon Medical Center.
Brian has been unable to leave the hospital, except for a few short hours on Christmas Day. Brice says his father’s progress has been slow.
The family says the money raised will help with hospital costs and to support the family.
“This is the first year the family has been farming and were in need of Dad’s support, so this money will help.” Brice said.
Another fundraiser, the Brian Daniels Benefit Roping, is planned for March 5 at the Spur Arena, 200 W. 43rd St. For more information about the benefit, call Ryan Born at 325-277-9710.