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Fund set up for Perham athlete

A fund has been set up at United Community Bank in honor of Perham High School basketball player Zach Gabbard.

Gabbard is a 17-year-old junior on the Yellowjacket boys basketball team who collapsed during a varsity game at D-G-F on Jan. 20. After receiving emergency medical procedures, he was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, where open heart surgery was performed.

Once stable, Gabbard was moved to the University of Minnesota on Sunday for more specialized care.

A fund has been set up at United Community Bank in Perham to help his family defray medical costs. Friends can also visit his CaringBridge site to offer thoughts and prayers for his family. Donations can be made at any UCB location (Perham, Frazee, Dean's Country Foods in Perham) in the name of the Zach Gabbard Fund. They can also be sent to United Community Bank at 155 Second Street SW, Perham MN 56573.

For more information, call United Community Bank at (218) 346-5700, or go to their website,