SIDNEY— The Lehman Catholic High School Athletic Boosters hosted the 17th annual Wing Fling on March 23 at the St. Patrick Parish Center in Troy. More than 150 people gathered to enjoy a variety of wings donated by nine local hotspots, including East 47 Marathon, Sene Grill, The Spot Restaurant, Wingers Sports Bar & Grill, Sidney Moose Lodge, Buffalo Wings & Rings, Submarine House, Frickers and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Guests were encouraged to taste-test and vote for their favorites while socializing and watching second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The votes for best, hottest, meatiest, tastiest and most original wings were tallied and announced at the end of the evening. Each participating restaurant will receive a plaque commemorating their support of the annual Wing Fling. The winners:
The Best Wings – Sene Grill
The Hottest Wings – Buffalo Wild Wings
The Meatiest Wings – Wingers Sports Bar & Grill The Tastiest Wings – Sene Grill
The Most Original Wings – Sidney Moose Lodge
New to the Wing Fling this year, the Athletic Boosters in partnership with Buckeye Ford in Sidney, raffled off a new Ford Mustang GT valued at more than $40,000. The reverse raffle also included two cash prizes of $2,500 and $1,000. Prior to the event, more than 350 raffle tickets were sold. The winners:
Grand Prize/Ford Mustang GT or $25,000 Cash Option – Dick Manetta
$2,500 cash prize – Kyle Musser
$1,000 cash prize – Ronald L Kahle Jr.
Grand prize winner, Dick Manetta chose the cash option of $25,000 and gifted his winnings (minus taxes) back to the Lehman Catholic Athletic Boosters. Manetta resides in Naples, Florida. He is the grandfather to 11, including two Lehman Catholic High School students and two who are students at St. Patrick Catholic School.
“Recognizing the importance of the education and values that Catholic schools like Lehman Catholic provide to our young people, my wife and I were pleased that we had the opportunity to gift our good fortune to the school,” said Manetta.
Lehman Catholic High School offers 18 competitive varsity sports programs that rely on the support of the booster organization to avoid “pay to play” fees, so that all students have the opportunity to participate in multiple sports. Fundraisers, like the Wing Fling and CAR Raffle, help to defray the cost.