Scholarship in memory of Upper Township EMT holds fundraiser June 1

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CORBIN CITY – A benefit for the Doug Knobb Memorial Scholarship will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at L's Restaurant and JBones Tavern in Corbin City.

The scholarship was founded by family and friends after Knobb, an EMT with the Upper Township Rescue Squad, passed away in October 2010. Knobb had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.


The benefit is billed as a family-friendly “Country Western Mechanical Bull Riding Beef and Beer.” There will be an all-you-can-eat country buffet and a cash bar. Dancing, line dancing, Chinese auctions, 50/50 raffles, a magic show, and a decorated cowboy hat contest are also planned.

A mechanical bull will be open to riders. The bill is safe for ages three and up and for all skill levels, according to a press release.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

Knobb was diagnosed with a liver disease at the age of 14 and later received a liver transplant at the age of 19. During that time, he went to school, worked as pharmacy technician at the CVS in Seaville, worked at Wonderland Pier in Ocean City, and became an EMT with the rescue squad. Before he passed, Knobb received his nursing degree from Atlantic Cape Community College. 

Knobb’s family founded the Doug Knobb Memorial Scholarship shortly after his death. The scholarship awards individuals pursuing an education in the healthcare field, and has donated funds to the Gift of Life Organ Donor Program, St. Balderick's Foundation for children with cancer, and community groups.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Doug Knobb Memorial Scholarship Fund.

“As a community supported non-profit organization, the Knobb scholarship depends on the kindness and generosity of people like you to help carry out our mission which is to supply help to those in our community who are in need and award scholarships to our future health care majors,” reads a statement from organizers.

Donations can also be made by writing a check to Doug Knobb Scholarship and mailing to the First Bank of Sea Isle, 2072 Shore Road, Seaville, NJ 08230.

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