Rocky looks to boost raffle sales

Fundraiser for local family ends Sunday

Rocky Leary needs your help. The owner of Rocky’s N.Y. Pizza in Williston is holding a raffle to benefit the children of a local man who died last year of melanoma skin cancer.

“We help a member out once a year in the community,” Leary said. “This year, the Kohlasch family was picked.”

Williston resident Bill Kohlasch, a long-time coach of Far Post Soccer Club, died of melanoma skin cancer in April at age 46. He left behind his wife, Cathy, and three school age children, Kendal; Tucker; and Kaelyn.

The family established an education fund to help the children before Kohlasch died, Leary said.

Leary said the proceeds from the raffle will go entirely toward the children’s fund. Tickets are $5 each, and first prize is a 32-inch LCD wide screen television. Second prize is four one-day learn-to-ski package passes from Smugglers’ Notch.

Sales for the raffle, which ends at 12 noon on Sunday, Feb. 4, have been slow, Leary said. As part of the prize, Leary said he would throw in three large pizzas and a case of 2-liter sodas to provide for a Super Bowl party.

“Please support a great cause and a great family,” Leary said.