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Fundraiser held for Plancher family

Marco Island resident Chris Quinton purchases a 50/50 ticket from Lely football player Ryan Gober.  Ryan along with a group of Lely High School students were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.

Photo by GLENN WALTON, Special to the Eagle

Marco Island resident Chris Quinton purchases a 50/50 ticket from Lely football player Ryan Gober. Ryan along with a group of Lely High School students were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.

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  • Stan Gober, oldest son Russ Gober and his friend Kim Simmons purchase a 50/50 raffle ticket from Lely football player Jimmy Schuck.  Jimmy along with a group of Lely High School students were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Glenn Oscarson and Greg Hicks of Minnesota were eager to purchase a 50/50 raffle ticket from Lely football player Ryan Gober.  Ryan along with a group of Lely High School students were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School  star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Glenn Oscarson and Greg Hicks of Minnesota were eager to purchase a 50/50 raffle ticket from Lely football player Ryan Gober.  Ryan along with a group of Lely High School students were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School  star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Lely High School football player Ryan Gober explains the purpose of the fundraiser to Margaret and John Spiers from Canada.  Margaret and John graciously purchased a 50/50 raffle ticket from Ryan.  Ryan along with a group of Lely High School students were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Island Woman owner Anne Carter collects donations at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon during a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Matt Multer from New Jersey purchases a 50/50 raffle ticket from Lely High School defensive line coach Stavros Giarimoustas.  Coach Giarimoustas along with a group of Lely High School students were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Brothers Tom and Jack Patterson were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon to donate to a fundraiser for Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.  Ereck was a Lely High School star football player and an exceptional student.
  • Lely High School football player Jimmy Schuck holds the jar of 50/50 raffle tickets while Robbin Otto from the band Southern Cross hands Jeff Hilt the winning ticket for the first 50/50 raffle ticket during a fundraiser for Ereck Plancher on Sunday afternoon.  Students from Lely High School students were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Jeff Hilt emcee of the afternoon calls out the first winning 50/50 raffle ticket number during a fundraiser for Ereck Plancher on Sunday afternoon.  Lely High School football player Jimmy Schuck holds a jar of 50/50 raffle tickets while Robbin Otto from the band Southern Cross looks on.  Students from Lely High School were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Jeff Hilt emcee for the afternoon verifies Fran Pack’s 50/50 raffle ticket.  Fran won the first 50/50 raffle during a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Jeff Hilt emcee for the afternoon hands the winnings from the first 50/50 raffle drawing to Fran Pack during a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday. Fran has been a bar tender at Stan’s for over 30 years.  She split her winnings with fellow bar tender Cathy Bedard.
  • Marco Island resident Chris Quinton purchases a 50/50 ticket from Lely football player Ryan Gober.  Ryan along with a group of Lely High School students were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Ashley Howard and her son Ryan Beall from Maryland hand a donation to Jeff Hilt emcee of the afternoon during the famous “Yankee Dollar” song at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon.  All proceeds from the “Yankee Dollar” song went to a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.
  • Kelsey Kennedy and Cheyenne Pickett look on while their friends do the “Buzzard Lope” dance Sunday afternoon at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon.  Students were raising funds for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.  Cheyenne won the second 50/50 raffle drawing and in typical Lely High School fashion she donated all her winnings back to the cause.
  • Lely High School football coach Stavros Giarimoustas and students from Lely High School were at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser for former Lely High School football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.  Jeff Hilt center in the photograph was the emcee for the afternoon.
  • Lely High School students Kelsey Kennedy, Noelle Nuzzi, and Kelsey Broccolo call out the third 50/50 winning numbers during a fundraiser for former Lely High School star football player and exceptional student Ereck Plancher who passed away on Tuesday.  Noelle who was Ereck’s girlfriend showed great courage during the fundraiser to ensure it was a success.

A fundraiser for the family of the late Ereck Plancher, a former Lely High School star football player, was held Sunday, March 23, at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant on Goodland.

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