September 7, 2019 The Carducci's are having a baseball event in memory of Daniel to raise money for a memorial park bench being made by AWF, Inc
All funds raised will go towards Daniels Memorial Bench
At least 6 must be sold for this campaign to print
Approximate delivery on Thursday, August 22nd
Our family has spent many many days and nights at the Rising Sun Little League Complex with Daniel playing baseball from the age of 4 until 17. We are in the process of having a memorial park bench custom made and will cost roughly $2,000. Why a park bench and wow that's expensive, I'm sure you are asking yourself those questions. Let me explain. On January 31, 2018 when Daniel passed away from his own choosing, Dan, Lauren, Dane, and I were faced with MANY decisions to make and some needed to be decided very quickly. We had to decide how are we going to get Dan safely home from D.C., which funeral parlor did we want to come to our home and pick Daniel up, who we wanted to come clean the house once the investigation by the sheriffs department was done, not wanting to enter our family home we had to decide where do we go for the night, where do we even began to plan an obituary, memorial service and more importantly what type of burial preparation did we want for Daniel. Once the decision to cremate or have him placed in the ground at a cemetery came up I immediately thought he will be buried with me, he is too young to put in a grave at a cemetery. In the first couple of months Daniel spent his days on top of his Xbox in the living room. He has now traveled around the living room, usually when he gets dusted! I feel like since the tragic events took place in our home some family and friends are reluctant to come over or inside, therefore Daniel gets no visitors, it makes me feel guilty for not having a gravesite at a cemetery for family and friends to go and spend time with Daniel. I can't think of a better idea than a bench placed in a park near a baseball field for the world to see the bench, reflect on not Daniel's death but his life, their experiences with him. The bench will be made out of heavy steel and will have several of Daniel's favorite things and also some sort of reference to suicide prevention and awareness, thus the why is it so expense answer. It is a bench that will live on in Daniels memory of the life he lived and loved!!! The Rising Sun Little League has honorably accepted our request to hold a fundraiser at the complex in town. We will be having a baseball family friendly event on Sept 7, 2019 at 3pm, mark your calendars, more details to come! I thought these T shirts would give us a jumpstart on our fundraising and also give those who can not attend the event the opportunity to support our memorial project.