Tutti Frutti plans fundraiser for MSU's Parrone
Minot State University and Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt of Minot have joined up for a fundraiser for MISU freshman volleyball player Alex Parrone during the Week of March 20-27.
Parrone, a freshman from Peoria, Ariz., was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February and has been receiving treatment in both St. Paul, Minn., and now at home in Phoenix, Ariz. She had surgery March 22.
"We are truly happy to be partnering with Tutti Frutti to help offset as much of the cost for Alex as we can," said MSU head volleyball coach Travis Ward. "The management of Tutti Frutti has really stepped up to this cause and we at Minot State volleyball want to thank them for everything they have done and are going to do in the future. We know this won't cover everything, but hope we can help Alex and her family in any way possible."
Tutti Frutti has multiple promotions planned for Parrone over the next week. They are planning to donate a percentage of total sales and will have a credit card donation set up for March 27 at both of their Minot locations. Patrons can also buy "Fight for Alex" cards for a dollar at each location with proceeds going to the family.
During the week, donation boxes will be displayed at the two Tutti Frutti locations on North and South Broadway.
Parrone played in two matches for the Beavers in 2012 before a season-ending knee injury. She was well on her way to recovering from the knee injury, but became ill during spring practices. She eventually ended up at St. Joseph's in St. Paul where she was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor. She was scheduled to have surgery to remove the tumor at St. Joseph's in Phoenix.