Heston's Heroes: Friends, family of Claremore toddler to host benefit bass tournament
Tom Fink Staff Reporter
Friends and family of a Rogers County toddler diagnosed with a debilitating form of Muscular Dystrophy are rallying together this weekend to host a fundraiser on his behalf.
Heston Williams, son of Ryan and Kathryn Williams of Claremore, is a 3-year-old who has been diagnosed with Central Core Disease, a form of Muscular Dystrophy which affects muscles used for movement, i.e. skeletal muscles.
This condition causes muscle weakness that ranges from almost unnoticeable to very severe, and in Heston’s case, prohibits him from walking normally on his own.
“This Saturday (Oct. 5), we’re hosting a fundraiser for Heston, calling it ‘Heston’s Heroes Benefit Bass Tournament’,” said Stephanie May, family friend. “All the proceeds from this (fundraiser) will go directly towards the purchase of an all-terrain outdoors wheelchair for Heston, which will give him mobility, and even enable him to hunt, fish, and be outdoors with his active family.”
“Heston’s Heroes Benefit Bass Tournament” will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oologah Lake, Hawthorne, 8377 E. Highway 88.
Registration cost is $60 per boat, up to a two-man team, and final weigh-in celebration and donation presentation will be held at 2 p.m., with a cash payout, a big bass jackpot, and other prizes to be awarded.
Barbecue sandwiches, chips, cold drinks, and desserts will be served.
“We’re hoping for a big turn-out — it’s going to be a great day for all the fishermen, and women, and it’s all for a very, very good cause,” May said.
Registration information and donations may be made at http://hestonsheroes.charityhappenings.org/.