Park Ridge coach organizes fundraisers for orphaned siblings

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Residents of Park Ridge have rallied to support a brother and sister who became orphans when their mother was killed last month in a traffic accident.

Police say Nataliya Kasiyan was struck and killed by a vehicle as she was walking along a road in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

She was the mother of 12-year-old Zahar and 17-year-old Angelina, whose father died in 2018.

Brad Schwartz, who coaches Zahar on Park Ridge's youth baseball team, organized a fundraiser last Sunday at Hinkley Park that drew hundreds of people and raised nearly $11,000 for the siblings.

Donations continue to come in through a Go Fund Me page he set up for the brother and sister.

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