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Special night set to benefit The Pete Pompey Foundation

Pete Pompey Foundation hosting a benefit dinner on Friday at Gala Center in Windsor Mill.

The Pete Pompey Foundation is hosting a benefit night of dinner and entertainment Friday at the Gala Center in Windsor Mill.

The event, titled "Thoughts Matter: Music and Memories" will go from 8 p.m. to midnight and will include an open buffet and DJ to provide the entertainment. The foundation is asking for a $40 donation, and proceeds will go toward building the Pete Pompey Life Skills Center in Baltimore. The mission for the center is to provide a safe place off the streets for youth while teaching them valuable life skills.

Legendary coach and educator Pete Pompey died on Jan. 22 of pneumonia and had been living with Alzheimer's disease since the summer of 2011. He was 75. Pompey spent 31 years as a football and basketball coach at Dunbar and Edmondson, and was an educator for 37 years.

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.

For more information on the event or how to make a donation, please contact Pompey's daughter, Rhonda McNair, at 443-473-9651 or go to the Pete Pompey Foundation page on Facebook.


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