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Orangetown Fundraisers Expected To Draw Large Crowds

A fundraiser in Blauvelt will help the family of little Brian Domitrovits, a local child with a rare genetic disease. Photo Credit: Never Give Up -- Hope For Brian/Facebook
A fundraiser in Blauvelt will raise money for the Jimmy Hauburger Memorial Foundation, which supports programs that increase awareness of teen issues such as bulllying and suicide. Photo Credit: Jimmy Hauburger Memorial Foundation/Facebook

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. – Orangetown police have issued a motorist safety alert in advance of two fundraising events that are expected to draw large crowds in Blauvelt this weekend.

Police said roads will not be closed but officers will be there to handle both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Both events will take place at the Knights of Columbus property at 150 W. Erie St.

The first is set for 6-11 p.m. Saturday, June 4.

The “Never Give Up -- Hope for Brian” fundraiser will benefit Brian Domitrovits, a local child with ataxia-telengiectasia, or AT.

The rare genetic disease affects the nervous system and makes it difficult to move or walk.

It also weakens the immune system and increases the risk of cancer.

According to a report by The Rockland County Times, Brian’s mom is a local teacher and his dad is an Orangetown police officer and an Army veteran.

Raffle tickets are $100, and the grand prize is $10,000.

Music will be provided by Cousins Moran, an Irish band, and the Rockland County Emeral Society. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Sean O’Connor at (845)-642-5573; Larry Ayers, at (845)-849-4749; Bob McGrath, (845)-450-4886; or Pat Casey, (845)-596-2554.

The second event runs from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, June 5.

This fundraiser will benefit the Orangeburg-based Jimmy Hauburger Memorial Foundation, which helps support programs that increase awareness of teen issues such as bullying, emotional distress and suicide.

Hauburger was a senior at Tappan Zee High School when he took his own life last September, according to media reports.

Music for the foundation event will also be provided by Cousins Moran, and DJ Schutz.

Food will be prepared by Bailey’s Smokehouse and there will be a raffle, 50/50 drawing, and other offerings.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

For more information about the Sunday event, call John Clancy at (845)-359-4896, or George Kelly at (914)-804-2184.

To read the Rockland County Times article, click here.

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