Bet On Baylee Benefit

by Mackenzie Stasko on April 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Hundreds of people showed up for the Bet on Baylee Casino Day and Auction Night Saturday at the Roseville Community Center. The 12-hour event was inspired by a local girl diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease in hopes of finding a cure.

"Baylee suffers from Mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial is where your energy is made and stored and Baylee’s is defective. She just turned 13, she has never walked or talked. She pretty much has to have someone with her at all times. So we incorporated this event which has grown dramatically over the years," said Jodi Thompson, Baylee’s mother.

There were poker and Texas Hold Em’ tables, cornhole tournaments and a live auction hosted by Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz.

"It all goes to a great cause and that’s one of the things I like to do, to be able to help out, sort of give back to the community. Roseville, Crooksville, Zanesville has always been a big part of my business and for me to be able to give back and do this for Baylee, for family friends and pull all communities together, it’s really amazing," said MC for the event, Kurtis Nichols.

Thompson and the community have together raised over 80-thousand dollars towards finding a cure.