EDITOR’S NOTE: The 2019 fundraiser will be held on Sept. 13, not Sept. 28 as previously reported.
A fundraiser to assist a young boy from Sayreville and other children affected by diabetes is being held in his hometown.
Starting at 6:30 on Sept. 13, the Tap and Growler Bar, 363 Main St., Sayreville, will collect donations for Team Connor and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Additionally, 25 cents from each drink sold will be donated to the organizations. Food will be provided by local vendors.
There will also be a raffle of donated items, with all profits going directly towards Team Connor/JDRF.
Team Connor was established after Connor Leonard was diagnosed with diabetes in 2009 at the age of 2. Now 12, Connor is a seventh grade student at Our Lady of Victories in Sayreville.
In addition to the fundraiser, JDRF will hold its annual walk on Oct. 20 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, with Connor serving as the team captain of Team Connor. This will be Team Connor’s ninth annual walk at the event, whose members have raised over $30,000 during that period.