Sep 23, 2012 5:04 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

Benefit held for family of beloved Pioneer Valley High School coach

After beloved teacher Neil Reed passed away suddenly back in July, the community came together on Sunday to help raise money for those he left behind.

The benefit was held at Pacific Flips in Grover Beach, which Neil's wife, Kelly, opened in 2011.

The event included a cheer clinic, dance and gymnastic classes, games, a barbecue, and lots of fun activities for kids to enjoy.

All the money raised will be given to his wife Kelly and their two young girls, Marley and Presley.

"I think Neil would really enjoy this. He's probably looking down on us right now, just enjoying...the kids are having lots of fun. And he was a fun loving guy, and always joking around, and he's greatly missed, that's for sure," said Randalin Cedillos, a close family friend who helped organize the event.

Cedillos said that although they cannot help the family's hearts, they can help them financially.

Reed was a teacher and coach at Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria.

He died suddenly on July 26, 2012.

To contribute to the Reed Family Benefit, click here.



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