Olympic gymnastic celebrities Olga Korbut and Kerri Strug will be among those turning out Monday to help raise money for a Puyallup teen paralyzed last month while dismounting from uneven bars.
The auction and dinner for 15-year-old Jacoby Miles will be at the Temple Theater, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Tickets are $100. An opportunity to meet and greet the Olympic stars will cost $200. The auction will begin at 5:45 p.m.; dinner will be at 7 p.m.
Organizers hope to raise $125,000 for Jacoby’s medical bills and other expenses.
Other A-list Olympic greats expected to attend are Carly Patterson (2004), Peter Vidmar (1984) and Amanda Borden (1996). Also attending the event will be bobsledder Bree Schaaf (2010), swimmer Ariana Kukors (2012), rower Adrienne Martelli (2012), boxer Queen Underwood (2012), hockey player Kelly Stephens Tysland (2006), cyclist Jennie Reed (2004, 2008, 2012) and weightlifter Melanie Roach (2008).
Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Brock Huard will emcee the auction.
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