BENTON – Illinois State Senator Gary Forby (D–Benton) once again is working to ensure Southern Illinois children get a visit from Santa and have a present to open this Christmas. On Wednesday, Senator Forby joined Pat Benton on his morning radio show to present a check for Pat’s charity, Pat’s Kids. For the past five years, Forby has donated to Pat’s Kids from funds raised at his annual bocce ball tournament, totaling more than $60,000 during that time span.
“Every child should have a present to open on Christmas,” Forby said. “I am proud of the work that Pat’s Kids has done for our area over the years and I believe Southern Illinois is a better place because of it. I hope that the people in our district will realize the impact Pat’s Kids has on children’s lives.”