Cadillac Softball Team Pitches in for Teammate Recovering from Car Crash

Alleigha Holly pitched for the Cadillac High School softball team.

Last month, she was seriously injured in a car crash. Since then, she’s been recovering in a Grand Rapids hospital.

Alleigha worked at Culver’s in Cadillac up until her accident.

On Thursday night, Cadillac softball truly pitched in to help their teammate. They teamed up with Culver’s, who donated 25 percent of profits from their dinner rush to Alleigha’s recovery. That totaled more than $2000, not including the tips in a jam-packed donation jar sitting at the counter.

“We want to support Alleigha’s family because we all grew up with her she’s a big name around Cadillac and we all love her,” said softball coach Dan Dahlquist.

Alleigha’s family stood by the front entrance, greeting every customer and hugging friends and neighbors who stopped by.

Culver’s was packed. The line at the counter was out the door and the drive through lane was just as long. Every table was full, inside and outside. Actually, everything was full. The restaurant. Customer’s bellies. The donation jar.

Alleigha’s coworker Holly Lapan says her heart was full to see the community come together for one of their own.

“It’s moving and it’s touching and it’s awesome to be a part of this experience,” said Lapan. “To see this community come together to support this family.”

Lapan says she had not seen Culver’s as busy as it was Thursday night, with the exception of President Trump’s visit to Cadillac two years ago.

“This is probably the most [customers] that I’ve seen in a long time come through here,” said Lapan.

Alleigha’s family tells 9&10 that she is making progress every day.

“She’s so strong. So strong. I hope she keeps pushing through,” said teammate Melodee Eastman. “She’s been doing really great.”

Alleigha’s family is raising money for her treatment on a GoFundMe page.

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