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St. Francis soccer team hosts fundraiser for coach’s wife battling cancer

Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 11:54 PM EDT
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SYLVANIA, Ohio (WTVG) - Last year, Lisa Titkemeier and her 7-year-old son Max raised more than $17,000 for families of fallen Toledo Police Officers Anthony Dia and Brandon Stalker. Now, Titkemeier is on the receiving end of generosity as her husband’s student-athletes hosted a fundraiser in her honor.

Lisa Titkemeier has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Her husband is a soccer coach at St. Francis DeSales High School in Toledo.

“He’s been a really great coach for us all year,” said Owen Little, a junior varsity player. “We really wanted to help him out and show our support.”

The fundraiser will be held from 5-10 p.m. on Monday at the Village Inn in Sylvania. Both the St. Francis varsity and junior varsity teams will be hosting.

“The dedication he shows for our family, our brotherhood, and this soccer program is truly amazing. So we’d like to give that back to him and his wife,” says student-athlete Ben Bartschy.

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