It was exactly two weeks ago that reports started to emerge that Washington State defensive back Bryce Beekman had been found dead in his Pullman apartment.
While a couple of weeks may have passed, we still don’t know much more about the shocking and tragic death. Shortly after the news broke, Whitman county officials told Theo Lawson of the Spokesman Review that the cause of death may not be available for two to three months.
It’s a confusing time for Cougar football fans everywhere, and I can only imagine what it’s like for his family, especially considering what else is happening in the world. But now Cougar fans have the opportunity to help support the Beekman family.
This is a difficult time for everyone. I guarantee nobody has it harder than Bryce Beekman’s family. If you have the means to do it, donate a few dollars to the “Bryce Beekman Memorial Fund.” They’ve reached more than $4,000 of a $25,000 goal.https://t.co/Boepv9a06f— Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR) April 7, 2020
The fund is seeking to raise $25,000 to help Bryce’s family with the unexpected costs during these circumstances.
“Many of you have asked how you can help support his family as they navigate the logistics of bringing his body back home to be laid to rest and preparing for his memorial service,” writes page organizer Jenna Sherman, “therefore, I have started this GoFundMe account with his mother, Julie, as the beneficiary... Please show your support by helping Bryce’s family with your contribution and loving messages.”
At the time of writing this article, the fund has already received numerous major donations. One anonymous donor added $1,000. Another donation, attributed to former WSU offensive lineman and current Philadelphia Eagle Andre Dillard, donated $2,000. The list of donors features numerous notable names, including current and former players and their families.
If you have the means to chip in, you can do so at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bryce-beekman-memorial-fund.
One commenter, Chris, put it better than I ever could have: “Cougs help Cougs.”
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