The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are having a holiday fundraiser for their friend Matt Badger (from Boston ska band Mission Impossible), who tragically lost his daughters in a Christmas house fire last year. The fundraiser will take place on December 29th so be sure to help out in any way you can! Read more from Joe Gittleman below:
It has been just about a year since our old friend Matt Badger lost his daughters Lily age 9 and twin girls Sarah and Grace age 7, in a tragic house fire last Christmas morning in Stamford Connecticut. While many of you are likely familiar with this sad event, you may be unaware of Matt Badger’s connection to the BossToneS. Matt was a member of one of Boston’s first Ska bands Mission Impossible. Matt and his band influenced the BossToneS a great deal. Matt even played some of the keyboards on our first album Devil’s Night Out. The tragic events that took place last Christmas in Matt’s life weighed heavily on us during last year’s Throwdown. This year we are happy to be helping contribute to a wonderful cause in memory of Matt’s beautiful girls.
Matt has been dedicated to honoring the girls each and every day by establishing The LilySarahGrace Fund. This fund dedicated to support disenfranchised children through the prism of creativity and project based education. In a short period of time, LilySarahGrace Fund has distributed nearly $600,000 directly impacting nearly 80,000 children in 48 states. The plan for next year is to double this.
The LilySarahGraceFund does this because it has been shown repeatedly that children learn best when taught in a method that is comfortable, relatable, and engaging to them. Creativity is the Universal Language that all children speak fluently and it allows them to excel in academic curriculum.
We are throwing a fundraiser for The LilySarahGrace Fund this year during the Hometown Throwdown. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, December 29, 2012. It will take place in The Foundation Room at The House Of Blues. We are offering a limited number of VIP passes allowing entry to the Foundation Room before, during and after the show. These special passes are not tickets for the concert. This offer is for those of you with tickets who want to Throw-down in high style while helping support a great cause. Let’s get together and do this for our old friend Matt and his girls.
You can purchase your passes here:
Thank You, Happy Holidays and Warm Wishes,