Accepting the check were, from left, Fremont County Shriners Jim Davis, Kevin Smith and Gerry Yennie. The check was presented by Billy Fabrizius of the Boot Bar and Jerry Bornhoft of Jerry Bornhoft Construction. 

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Shriners received a $3,000 donation Monday afternoon from a benefit that featured Oakland Raiders Football player Rick Ackerman (#97) appearing locally to sign autographs and raise money for the Shriner’s Children Hospital.

Shriners Hospitals logoThe Shriners Hospital for Children is a network of 22 non-profit hospitals across North America that provide orthopedic, burn, spinal cord injury and clift lip and palate care to children under the age of 18 regardless of their ability to pay. The hospitals, owned and operated by Shriners Internation, are known as “The World’s Greatest Philanthropy.” The nearest Shriners Hospital is at Salt Lake City, which specializes in orthopedics, according to the Shriner’s Hospital website.

The benefit was organized by Jerry Channel and the Jared Rodgerson Band. The organizers also wished to thank Linton’s Big R, Kusel’s, Jerry Bornhoft, the Bergs, Herb Welsh and John and Ryan with Big D Construction and to all the folks who purchased tickets.