PALMYRA, LEBANON COUNTY—Philadelphia Eagles Star running back LeSean "Shady" McCoy takes part of his off season to host an important fundraiser at Palmyra Bowling, in Lebanon County. The Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt high school product founded the LeSean McCoy Foundation in honor of his grandmother Maryann Branch who lost her battle with ALS, commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease, last September at the age of 67.
"Lou Gehrig's Disease just took complete control of her. My grandfather just helped her out and fought it with her, so this is me, being their grandson and helping," said McCoy.
Mccoy also took time before the event to meet with other local families affected by ALS.
"My brother was just diagnosed in Augusr 2010 and he's 40 years old, he's got 4 kids and its been devastating, but to know someone like Lesean who is a huge presence in this area, that he can bring awareness to it, I was all for supporting itn" declared Katie Flick of Enola.
McCoy is hoping to make the night of bowling an annual event.
"I'm sure my grandmother is up above and she's looking down with tears. Everything I do, everything I'm thankful for, I dedicate to her," said McCoy.