Jerry’s Abra Auto Body & Glass in Minnesota Donates $5,100 to Alzheimer’s Association
Written by Autobody News Staff
Published Sept. 29, 2023
Jerry’s Abra Auto Body & Glass in Mankato, MN, announced in a news release Sept. 28 it donated $5,100 to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The donation is the result of a summer-long partnership between Jerry’s Abra and the Mankato MoonDog’s Summer Collegiate baseball team. Each time a MoonDog’s player scored a home run, Jerry’s Abra donated $100 to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The MoonDogs hit 51 home runs this season---25 of which were hit at the ISG Field---resulting in the $5,100 donation. The Kottschades decided again this year to donate for every home run hit during the season instead of just on MoonDog’s home field. The contribution will be used to fund research, care and advocacy efforts to end Alzheimer’s and dementia for those living with the disease.
“Every year Jerry’s Abra and the Mankato MoonDogs have shown us so much support,” said Rebekah Hartman, walk manager, Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota. “Every dollar donated with make an impact.”
“The Mankato MoonDogs are proud to partner with and support community driven initiatives like Jerry’s Abra Auto Body & Glass support of Alzheimer’s research," said Tyler Kuch, Mankato MoonDogs baseball club general manager. “We thank Jerry’s for their continued involvement in Alzheimer’s research and the Mankato MoonDogs, we look forward to 2024!"
Geralynn Kottschade, CFO of Jerry’s Abra Auto Body & Glass, said the company is happy to support such a wonderful cause.
“Having watched my grandmother, mother and many other family members and a friend live with Alzheimer’s and dementia, I understand what this terrible disease can do to a person and their family," Kottschade said. "That is why is it so important to support the Alzheimer’s Association mission in finding a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association is leading the way in finding a cure and I truly hope in my lifetime I am able to meet the first survivor.”