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Posted on Wed, May 29, 2013 : 12:15 p.m.

Chelsea ice skating fundraiser set for Pinckney girl burned in bonfire

By Amy Biolchini

A Saturday fundraising event has been planned to help the family of 18-year-old Sarah Grundy, a Pinckney girl who was severely burned in an accident at her home March 29, according to media reports.

Proceeds from an open skate, silent auction and dinner will benefit the family and are planned for Saturday at the Arctic Coliseum at 501 Coliseum Drive, in Chelsea:


Sarah Grundy

Family photo

  • 1 p.m.: Silent auction
  • 2-4 p.m.: Open skate
  • 1-5 p.m.: Dinner served

To participate in the open skate or be served dinner, the cost is $10 each, the Daily Press & Argus reported.

Sarah is the daughter of Chelsea Chiefs Blue team Coach Ken Grundy of Chelsea and Sandy Lavey-Grundy of Pinckney.

Doctors anticipated Sarah would need to stay in the trauma burn unit at the University of Michigan's University Hospital for several months.

A 2012 graduate of Pinckney High School, Sarah was preparing to enroll in the nursing program at Washtenaw Community College.

The Saturday fundraiser is in addition to at least three other events in April and May that worked to raise money for Sarah's medical bills.

Amy Biolchini covers Washtenaw County, health and environmental issues for Reach her at (734) 623-2552, or on Twitter.



Fri, May 31, 2013 : 2:30 a.m.

"Sarah is the daughter of Chelsea Chiefs Blue team Coach Ken Grundy of Chelsea" What if her dad wasn't a well known coach? What if her family was completely unknown to all? Would the fundraiser still be going on? Would there be the same amount of publicity? I find that fact irrelevant...

Amy Biolchini

Fri, May 31, 2013 : 2:03 p.m.

I included her parents in this story because it's not just about Sarah -- it's about her entire family as they support her lengthy medical treatment. Additionally, previous fundraising events were hosted by the Chelsea Hockey Association -- of which her father is a member through his coaching position.


Thu, May 30, 2013 : 12:10 a.m.

Has anyone heard an update on how she is doing. I'm sure the recovery will be long and difficult. I just wish there were updates on her condition and recovery.


Wed, May 29, 2013 : 5:47 p.m.

People really need to be educated on how dangerous gasoline is when used in any way other than its intended purpose.


Wed, May 29, 2013 : 5:21 p.m.

Prayers to this family. Be safe people, and NEVER use accelerants on a / to start a fire.