Proceeds from the event went to the Cleveland Courage Fund to help Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus, who were found on May 6 in a house on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland after they had been held captive for more than a decade.
“I heard about the story and it touched me,” Ward said. “At first, I offered tickets to a game, but I wanted to a little bit more, so I stepped forward and did this. Hopefully, we can help them get back on their feet. I’ve got a sister; I’ve got a niece, and I couldn’t imagine that.”
“(I want to do) anything to give back to the community, for sure,” Haden said. “It’s to a really good cause, trying to get people back on their feet that have been through a whole lot. (I’m) just trying to help out; trying to give back.”