Over $15,000 Raised at 3rd Annual Ben’s Bull & Shrimp Roast



Over 400 people attended to show their love and support for local business owner, Ben Hayes and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Over 400 people attended to show their love and support for local business owner, Ben Hayes and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Over 400 People From Local Businesses Came Out To Support Local Business Owner, Ben Hayes


Several local businesses and over four hundred people showed their love and support for Ben Hayes by attending the Ben’s 3rd Annual Bull & Shrimp Roast held at Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood. Ben’s Tire Sales sponsored their 3rd annual fundraiser benefiting all those who suffer with and have battled Parkinson’s disease. Last year they donated over fifteen thousand dollars to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, this year, they raised over fifteen thousand dollars. Businesses that attended included Bobby’s Portable Restrooms, Apollo Trucking, Beavers Auto Body Repair Center, Local Artist Shawn Forton, Sherwood Amusements, Four Seasons Nursery & Landscape Services, Auston Contracting, ABL Services, Hurley’s Golf Carts, Carroll Tire, American Tire, Bank’s Salvage and Towing, C.Miller Excavating, Agostini Landscaping, Thompson’s Moving and Storage, River City Truck and Trailer Repair, Tracey Properties, Kohl’s, The Perfect Beat and Ben’s Tire Sales.

Local Artist Shawn Forton was on hand to auction off some of his amazing art work. We know of one young boy who was really surprised when he got home on Sunday to see a painting of New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hanging on his bedroom wall. Volunteers from Kohl’s were on site to help with the activities as well.

And believe it or not, Four Season’s Nursery and Landscape Services defended their title in a Corn Hole Tournament set up in the middle of the hall. It seems like no other companies or people wanted to go up against them after the first team lost. Maybe someone will take the crown next year.

Music was provided by Rich Bennett’s Perfect Beat DJ’s. They donated their time and were able to help raise money by having people donate money if they requested a song. They also auctioned off two employees from Ben’s Tire Sales for a date. We can say that Logan Hayes raised more money than Tim Brunetz, but we won’t say how much more (it was a lot).

Over the past three years, Ben’s Tire Sales has raised over $40,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research so far, and they’re not finished. Next years event will be held on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2017 at Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, MD. You can start reserving tickets now by calling 410-292-1079 or 410-679-8298.

A very special thank you to Photographer Howard Smith for the great photos of the event.



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