Laila Anderson decides to donate funds of Jacks NYB Play Gloria table to kids in need

Join the raffle for your chance to win the table and all proceeds will go to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

Brian Kelly
August 28, 2019 - 3:51 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - You could own a one-of-a-kind table, that was donated by St. Louis Blues superfan Laila Anderson and is signed by the folks at The Jacks NYB in Philadelphia.  

Related: Belleville table makers will raffle off 'Play Gloria' table to raise money for Laila Anderson

The 38" by 53" elliptical table has three Jacks logos, including the one that's autographed, and reads "Play Gloria."

 

It was crafted by Matt Morgan and Joe English at Custom Bar Top Tables in Belleville in collaboration with The Jacks NYB. It was signed while they were at the bar, during the Stanley Cup playoffs.

"They had all signed a logo," English says, "and through signing the logo they deciced it was only going to be one table. They thought nobody better to donate it to, to see what they wanted to do with it than Laila Anderson."

Laila then contacted Billy Mayhall at St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach.

"I got the phone call and when I was told I was kind of set back," says Mayhall. "I'm a grown man with tears in my eyes that Laila would actually think about us." 

It was then decided to raffle off the table and the Anderson's decided the proceeds should go Ronald McDonald House.

"I knew immediately that we wanted to help somebody or something in a hospital situation," says Mayhall. "I'm glad Laila picked Ronald McDonald House."

English says it's nice to see how generous everyone has been.

"For The Jacks to donate everything they have through this, and then decide that the table (should be donated).  They could have kept for themselves. For them to donate it and then (for St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach) to donate it again to another St. Louis charity is kind of touching," English says.

Raffle tickets are $10 each and will be sold through the Blues season opener on Oct. 2.

You can buy yours through the St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach, Custom Bar Top Tables and The Jacks NYB Facebook pages. 

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