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In Memoriam: LeeAnn Noble
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

On behalf of the Gelderman family and the Gladiators family, I want to thank all of you for your generous donations in our effort to raise money to help one of our own family members. Your outpour of support has been appreciated and humbling. We have always been thankful for your support in our efforts. We are especially thankful for you in this case. We are touched beyond words.

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that LeeAnn Noble passed away on Monday morning. She had suffered many set-backs over the weekend and, as has always been her nature, she battled until the very end. I have to personally tell you what an inspirational little girl she has been. To have gone through the things that she has gone through in her young life and continue to battle with every step - it should inspire us all. She was an absolutely special and exceptional human being and we are all devastated at this loss. Please keep Joe Gelderman, his wife Carol Ann and the entire Gelderman family in your thoughts and prayers.

We are going to continue the fundraising efforts through the end of the season as planned. There remains a financial burden that we hope to help Joe and his family overcome. We also plan to take a portion of the proceeds for the purpose of setting up a scholarship at the University of North Georgia in LeeAnnís name. We hope that it will be able to help another inspiring young person in their life.

Thank you again for all of your support.


Steve Chapman
Gladiators President and General Manager

Online donations to the Gelderman Family/Scholarship can be made by clicking here.

If you’d like to learn more about LeeAnn, her indomitable spirit, and her inspiring story, we invite you to read THIS article, courtesy of the Gainesville Times.

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