Benefit to aid Little League coach

A fundraiser for Little League coach Mike Orzek, of Linwood, is taking place from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at Clancy’s By The Bay, 101 E. Maryland Avenue in Somers Point.

Orzek has a rare blood disorder called POEMS syndrome, which causes blood plasma cells to grow out of control. After years of misdiagnosis, Orzek on track to recover with the help of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Fundraiser tickets are $20 at the door or in advance. For more information on tickets, call Carolyn George at 609-214-9234 or email The benefit will include food, music, cash bar, door prizes and a raffle.