Tobin family to host fundraiser in memory of son
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – The Gidget and Cory Tobin family will host “A Night for Tyler” 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.
The doors for the Oct. 20 fundraiser, held at Bakerville Bar & Grill, 10631 County Rd. B, Marshfield, open at 4:30 p.m.
“There will be door prizes, a variety of basket raffles, and some big ticket items to include furniture, jewelry, a stainless steel fire ring, and a golf package for four,” Tobin explained. “Then, at 6 p.m., the Frontline Wrestling show starts, with a special tribute match for Tyler. Wrestling superstar ‘Hornswoggle’ will make a special appearance at the event.”
Tobin said that the family will continue to raise funds annually to support an ongoing scholarship fund. An annual memorial car ride will be held each August, as well as other fundraising events, such as “A Night for Tyler” to keep the scholarship cycle going.
“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.
“A little over a year ago 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 worse nightmare and as a family you struggle everyday with the loss of a son and brother.”
For more information, call 715-305-5409 or visit the Frontline Pro Facebook page.