Fundraiser for baseball coach injured in jet ski accident
A Lancaster County community is rallying around one of their own. Ephrata baseball players held a fundraiser for one of their coaches Thursday night.
Ethan Sipe was involved in a jet ski collision on the 4th of July according to his brother, Derek Sipe. Sipe told CBS 21 his brother is recovering from a broken pelvis and brain bleed at Lancaster General Hospital. Ethan is also currently in a medically induced coma that he hasn't woken up on his own from yet.
"It's kind of a waiting game to when he's ready to be woken up," said Sipe.
The players on his team are helping in the best way they know how, baseball. All of the proceeds from Thursday night's tournament will go directly to Ethan who has a long road to recovery ahead of him.
"It's going to be a very long process even once he does wake up it's going to be a long, long process for him," said Sipe.
Ethan is beloved in his community and by his players.
Family friend Neal Mease told CBS 21, "I've known Ethan since he was about 8 years old played baseball with my son, his twin brother, we've been around him all that time. He's a stand up kid, liked to have a good time, very athletic, just a kid you want your family to be associated with."
The family says the support they've received so far means the world to them.
"It's a blessing when you see that many people coming forward and wanting to help and offering anything and everything for our family and Ethan and we're very grateful for all of that," said Sipe.
If you want to help with Ethan's recovery you can visit his Go Fund Me page.