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Krueger Classic Collecting Donations for Kickball Fundraiser for Milwaukee Police Family

Milwaukee -

The man for whom the Krueger Classic was named is paying it forward.

Andrew Krueger is a cancer survivor who is now dedicating proceeds from the annual kickball tournament to another cancer patient.

Krueger and his wife Liz are currently gathering donations for raffle and auction items for the Krueger Classic this July 22nd at O'Brien's Pub at 50th & Vliet in Milwaukee.

The tavern gets permission to close down the block for a pig roast and dunk tank which Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has been known to volunteer to raise a couple of extra dollars.

Andrew couldn't attend the first Krueger Classic. He had a setback and was hospitalized at the time.

After that scare, he's been steadily improving and his family growing!

Since the event turned out to be such a community builder for the neighborhood, the Kruegers want to keep it going.

Each year they select a person in need.

Andrew and his wife Liz were live guests on the CBS 58 News at 4. They say any help is appreciated, from businesses that might want to sponsor the event to donations of time and raffle and auction items. 

This year the beneficiary is a 19 & 1/2 year veteran with the Milwaukee Police Department, Lt. Sebastian Raclaw, battling a  rare form of cancer called "Signet Cell Adenocarcinoma." 

He was given just weeks to live, years ago.

His wife and mother of his two children, Angela, has been holding the family together and keeps the faith by holding on to the belief that "You will never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice."

For information on the event and how to donate:

KruegerClassic@gmail.com

or call (414)704-1544.

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