Source: Sherman Publications

Raising money in Ryan’s memory

by Trevor Keiser

May 01, 2013

A benefit in memory of former Oxford resident Ryan Nauseda was held on Tuesday, April 16 at the 24th Street Sports Tavern (13 S. Washington St.).

After three weeks in ICU at the University of Illinois, Nauseda succumb to complete organ failure at age 29.

The benefit was held to help defray the cost of his family being with Nauseda during his extended illness as well funeral expenses. Along with a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, the owner of 24th Street, Viktor Paljusaj, graciously gave 20 percent of the profits to support the cause.

According to family member Chris Hoard, more than 200 people showed up to the event. “It was very successful and we feel very good about it,” she said. “The money that was donated will help the family a lot. Thank you to everybody for their generosity and support.”