On Saturday, Nov. 19, the rock cover band Blame Canada will perform in Newport News to raise money for the family of a Navy SEAL who was one of 30 killed in the Afghanistan helicopter crash back in August.
The band, led by Air Force Staff Sgt. Shaun Field, will play at Schooners Bar and Grill across from Christopher Newport University.
"They are putting on a fundraiser for the family of Aaron Vaughn, a fallen Navy SEAL and member of the famed SEAL Team 6," a friend of the band, Mike Waldron, wrote in an email. "The charity began in the university coffee shop, Einstein’s Café, and this scheduled fundraiser serves as a continuation of this charity and a reminder of the sacrifice the military makes for American civilians. With Christmas around the corner, all proceeds will go to Vaughn’s two young children: Reagan a two-year-old boy and their two-month-old daughter, Chamberlyn."
The event, called Blame Canada Gives Back, is intended to unify the military and civilian communities of Hampton Roads in supporting troops and their families.
Schooners is located at 12368 Warwick Blvd. Phone number is 757-599-4144.
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