Home runs pay off for Alzheimer’s Association

Jerry’s ABRA Auto Body & Glass, an honorary ASA member-shop, in Mankato, Minn., hit a home run last summer with the Alzheimer’s Association. In fact, more than 30 of them.

During the 2017 season, the shop’s longtime partnership with the Mankato MoonDogs, the local amateur baseball team, paid off every time one of its players hit a home run. Each time a ball was knocked out of Franklin Rogers Park, Jerry’s made a $100 donation to the local Alzheimer’s organization.

The team recorded 31 homers, so the shop’s donation totaled $3,100. According to Debbie Eddy, community engagement senior manager for the Alzheimer’s Association in Mankato, the contribution will be used to fund research efforts to end Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“We are so grateful for the ongoing support Jerry’s ABRA Auto Body & Glass and the Mankato MoonDogs have shown us,” said Eddy. “Their contribution will make a difference in the lives of many local families impacted by these diseases.”