Beats for a Bench
This is a memorial fundraiser being hosted for Sergeant
Israel Garcia, who was killed in the battle of Wanat in Afghanistan in
2008. To acknowledge his sacrifice and accomplishments "Beats for a
Bench," will raise the $5000 needed for a memorial bench to honor Sgt Israel
Garcia at his High School, Long Beach Poly. Additional funds raised
...at the event will support the Long Beach City College Veterans Group
to create an on-campus memorial to honor veterans, and to US Vets
towards helping them accomplish their goal of "The successful
transition of military veterans and their families through the
provision of housing, counseling, career development and
This is an entirely grassroots effort, it has been created by friends and supporters of Sgt Garcia. Please support us!
The benefit will be on Saturday, May 21, from 4pm 11pm at the Expo
Center in Long Beach, 4321 Atlantic Avenue 90807.
"Beats for a Bench" will kick off with a screening of the Oscar
nominated documentary "Restrepo," created by Sebastian Junger and the
late Tim Hetherington, and include a silent auction, an art show, and
a music show that starts at 7 with some of the illest talent in Socal . Local non-profit organization U.S. Vets, prominent Los Angeles Record Label Alpha Pup (Low End Theory), and Dubspot Online music school are all supporting the event.
"Israel Garcia was an incredible man and I believe in that sense his
memory will live on forever ," said organizer and veteran Steven W.
Kerns. "A memorial bench for Israel, at Poly High will be a great way
to honor him and his service, and give kids a positive role model to
DOORS OPEN AT 4.
MUSIC STARTS AT 7
And Special Guests.
Long Beach Art Expo
4321 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach , CA 90807
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|