Under Dawgs surpasses donation goal for Joe Morgan

From left, Claudine Thomas, Alicia Adams, Liz Morgan, Joe Morgan and Thomas Adams.

By Paige Nash

Minden joined forces again to raise funds for local business owner Joe Morgan, on Saturday night, June 17, at Under Dawgs Sports Bar and Grill on Main Street.  

Morgan was recently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma- a type of cancer that affects plasma cells.  

“Under Dawgs promoted this benefit fundraiser honoring Joe Morgan for more than two weeks,” said owner Claudine Thomas. “We had a goal in mind, but typical Minden supporting Minden, the amount raised was two and a half times that amount.” 

This raffle brought in tons of people and even more money that will be used to assist the Morgan family during this cancer journey. Between the food sold that day, donations made, raffles and the silent auction, $15,258.95 was raised.  

“Lunch sales were double our largest day in our almost two-year history,” said Thomas. “Wow! I personally had to fight back tears of joy after we realized what the total was. Just an enormous amount of love this little town has for each other. We are so blessed to be a part of it.” 

Silent auction winners included:  

Donnie Irby – $200 Mike’s Hometown Spirits Gift Card (Donated by Allen and Dianna Smith) 

Cheryl Meyer – J.D. Cottle Steak Dinner (Donated by J.D. Cottle) 

Cheryl Meyer – Shania Twain Concert Tickets (Donated by Terri Guin) 

Brian Conditt – Tom Brady Autographed Jersey (Donated by Ricky Thomas and framed by Easley Studios) 

Raffle winners included: 

Linda Johnson – Roger Staubach Photo 

Terry – Walker – Robert Parish Photo 

Donnie Irby – Tom Brady Photo 

Danny Weaver – Joe Burrow Bengals Photo 

Patrick Payton – Joe Burrow LSU Photo 

Mark Griffith – Devin White Signed Jersey 

All raffle items were donated by Under Dawgs Sports Bar and Grill.