Two benefits have been scheduled to help former South Jersey athletes - Clearview High graduate Sean McQuade, who was shot in the face during the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16, and Woodrow Wilson senior Shykem Lawrence, who was paralyzed in a football scrimmage in August.
McQuade, a Virginia Tech senior from Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, was recently released from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, hospital spokesman Eric Earnhart said yesterday.
The Comedy Night benefit for McQuade and his family will be held June 14 at the Woodbury Country Club and will feature Big Daddy Graham. The affair includes hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, the comedy show and an auction.
For advance tickets, call 856-848-5000.
McQuade was a basketball and baseball player at Clearview; he became the captain of both teams and graduated in 2003.
According to a Web site that has been set up (www.seanmcquade.faithweb.com), three of McQuade's Virginia Tech teachers presented him with his college diploma on Monday.
In another benefit, a classic car, truck and bike show will be held tomorrow in Cherry Hill to aid Lawrence, who is paralyzed.
The benefit will be held at Challenge Grove Park in Cherry Hill from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. An Independent Wrestling Federation show will be part of the festivities.
Admission is $7.50 and more information is available by calling 1-800-325-7190.