Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Little Plea....

This site is typically meant for just music and music-related items but for this particular instance, I'm using my pen, err, keyboard to lend a hand.

I have this friend named Lindsay, and she's been my friend since I moved to Washington in 2002, when we bonded over sarcastic commentary and Red Sox baseball. She's an old soul, very wise beyond her years, easygoing, and ranks as one of the funniest people I know. Her family is very close, especially she and her younger brother Nate.

A year ago last month, Nate, a uniformed Diplomatic Security officer at the Department of State, was driving to work on his motorcycle on 395-N, when a drunk driver hit him head-on going the wrong way, killing him instantly. He was 25 years old.

Lindsay set out to keep Nate's memory alive in a variety of ways; one was to establish the Nathan B. Marti Scholarship Fund at Nate's alma mater, Radford University in Virginia.

On Tuesday, July 15, 2008, a fund raiser is being held to support the Fund at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, VA. Dogfish Head is some yummy beer and they are donating 15% of all money raised the entire day to the Fund. There will be a silent auction with all sorts of things including sports tickets and memorabilia. (And you know, good Wooosta, MA family they are, there will be one or two cool Red Sox items in there). You can find more details, like time and directions and such here.

And if you can't make the event, consider making a donation . If you do, I'm pretty much certain that Nate will be there at the gates of heaven to welcome you when you arrive with a smile and a cold beer because he was just that kind of guy.

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