After emailing and speaking with the Oakland Raiders trying to set things up, they have given us permission to share this with everyone. Aside from their VERY Generous donation of $2500 from the team, $1000 from “MD” (we’ll let you guess who that is) and $500 from Coach Saparno, at this Sunday game versus the Cardinals the Oakland Raiders will be having a Moment of Silence in honor of our much loved friend Azel W.Grasty Sr., aka Oaktown Pirate!
The Moment of Silence will be held at approximately 1:16pm, prior to the singing of the National Anthem, so please get in the gates early!!
Azel gave so much of himself to the community and to the Raider Nation. He was also a coach and a mentor to so many children. He gave of selflessly. We at Fans Against Violence are so happy to have been able to play even a smallest part in making this happen and giving back just a little, in his honor! It was an HONOR knowing him and he will be forever missed!
Raider Fans have also organized a number of events to help raise funds for funeral expenses and to help his family. They are also requesting everyone wear an eye patch to the game in his honor.
Saturday, October 18th (4pm -10pm)
T-SHIRT SALE & DONATION DRIVE
at Ricky’s Sports Theatre & Grill
15028 Hesperian Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94578
Sunday, October 19th (8am until Kick-off)
TAILGATE TRIBUTE IN HONOR OF OAKTOWN PIRATE
at O.co Coliseum (D Lot in the first two rows, near players entrance)
7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621
The family is still in need of donations to help with funeral expenses so please go to www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/honoring-oaktown-pirate-azel-grasty/248925 and make a donation..no donation is too small! Every little bit helps!
Thank you to EVERYONE Else that made these events possible! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and all of Raider Nation! His loss will be felt deeply!