Second annual A Nite for Tyler is Sept. 28
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Gidget and Cory Tobin family will host their second annual “A Nite for Tyler” fundraiser in memory of their son, Tyler Manthe. The fundraiser will raise money for the Tyler Manthe Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is awarded annually to a Marshfield High School senior wrestler continuing their education.
Tyler’s mother, Gidget said that the fundraiser is designated as both a memorial and a vehicle for awareness.
“We wanted to do something special in memory of our son Tyler Luke Manthe,” she said. “We want to increase awareness of the effects of drinking and driving.”
Manthe was a 2014 Marshfield graduate whose life was claimed Aug. 5, 2017, in a tragic car accident. Manthe was a six-year member of the Marshfield wrestling program.
A Nekoosa woman was sentenced on July 18 in Wood County Court for homicide by use of a vehicle with a PAC in Manthe’s death.
“Tyler was a young amazing beautiful young man with big dreams for his future,” Gidget said. “He had a strong love for family and friends. He loved his mustang car and the sport of wrestling. He is missed by many, so much every day. There is so much he will never experience in life because of the careless decisions a girl made by drinking and driving.
“On Aug. 5, 2017, our lives changed dramatically as we got the call that our son Tyler Luke Manthe was killed by a drunk driver. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare and as a family you struggle everyday with the loss of a son and brother.”
The event will be held Sept. 28 at Bakerville Sports Bar, Marshfield. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a Frontline Wrestling show starting at 6 p.m. The evening also includes raffles and music.
For more information, find “Frontline Pro a Night for Tyler II” on Facebook.