Monday night, the Storm Lake Pizza Ranch held a fundraiser for a scholarship of Conner Weiland. Conner was a 16-year-old young man who was tragically killed in a farming accident in September 2014.
The Conner Weiland Scholarship Fund was set up by the Storm Lake Pizza Ranch Pizza Ranch to be given annually to a local high student going into agricultural field. Connor was a friend to many, including 6 team members of the Storm Lake location who were in his class. After the accident, the investors of the location helped to start up the fund with a $500 donation. Last night’s Community Impact Night netted over $1100 towards the scholarship fund, and two more fundraiser nights are planned.
Missy McCormick, General Manager of the Storm Lake location, was witness to the support that the community gave to the Weiland family. “We just wanted to do something to help the family.”
Click here to read the article and watch the news broadcast that celebrated Conner’s life. http://www.siouxlandmatters.com/news/local-news/remembering-conner-storm-lake-family-grieves-loss