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Published February 27, 2011, 03:41 AM

Benefit raises $67,000 for the Gabbard family

Perham, Minn. (WDAY TV) - As Zach Gabbard continues to recover, hundreds of people in Perham are showing there is no such thing as giving too much. More than 1,100 people came to a benefit to support the Gabbard family.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The 17-year old high school basketball player collapsed during a game in January. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery from heart surgery.

A silent auction, free will donations, and raffle raised an amazing 67,000 dollars in 5 hours.

“This is probably the most overwhelming thing I have ever done in my 26-years of coaching. I've been through some things before, but this is talking a tragic event and making it very positive,” Zach's coach Dave Cresap said.

To donate, go to Zach's Caringbridge site. The money will go to his medical expenses.