Shea’s mud run to benefit Amedy Dewey
Pair of mud run veterans to say ‘I do’ Friday
CUSTER — Jimmy Shea is an easy-going kind of guy with a passion for helping his community.
On Saturday, Shea, along with his family and friends, will host the annual Shea’s Benefit Mud Run, with proceeds to help Amedy Dewey, who is still recovering from a gunshot wound inflicted by her stepfather in January.
Shea has set of goal of raising $10,000. He said he thinks the goal is attainable since last year’s event raised $7,500 for veteran Ed Baker.
“It gets bigger every year,” he said of the event that started about 20 years ago when he was a teenager having fun on the weekends with his friends.
The roughly 2-acre mud pit that Shea and his friends loved so much was turned into a space for a benefit about 15 years ago, and in the time since, Shea figures he has raised about $200,000 in all.
“The first year we made $600,” said Shea’s mom, Donna Miszewski. “I was so proud to make that.”
Shea said that he starts getting ready for the benefit about two weeks before the event is scheduled.
“We take our time,” he said. “There is a lot of planning to do, getting the area ready. I try to have everything set the Wednesday or Thursday before the run.”
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