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Sep. 21, 2019 | Saturday
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Team Pillsy hits 80 per cent of $100,000 fundraising goal before September starts
Joe Pillitteri raises money for the Terry Fox Foundation. (Supplied)

Joe Pillitteri’s Team Pillsy raised $6,500 washing cars and selling pies on Saturday afternoon with the help of Cornerstone Community Church in Virgil and a host of volunteers.

The car wash brought people through to clean their vehicles and to buy some of the 225 peach pies baked and sold by volunteers from the church.

“We couldn’t believe the flow of traffic that came in, considering most of them just had their cars cleaned by an inch of rain the night before,” said Pillitteri, the driving force behind the fundraiser.

He said locals and tourists piled in for the car wash and pies, and some donated money without even taking anything.

“Even people that couldn’t make it in the door, they were like, ‘Oh I don’t have time for pie or a car wash, but take this,’ so, they were handing the kids at the side of the road that were holding signs $20,” said Pillitteri.

Between the car wash and the comedy show planned for Sept. 5 at the Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre, Team Pillsy is now 80 per cent to its $100,000 fundraising goal for the Terry Fox Foundation this year.

Aside from the upcoming comedy show, Pillitteri said people can support the cause by donating through the Terry Fox Foundation website. Search for Joe Pillitteri or Team Pillsy to make a donation.

The comedy show will feature Pillitteri hosting the event with guest comedians taking the stage. Tickets are $50 and the doors open at 7 p.m.

The show begins at 8 p.m. and there will be a cash bar offering local wines and craft beer.

Tickets can be purchased online at greatestatesniagara.com.

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