Fundraiser at Grub Burger Bar generates $3,000 for Christian’s Legacy Fund

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(Lafayette, La.) — Grub Burger Bar hosted “Cocktails for Christian” in October, and recently awarded $3,000 to Christian’s Legacy, a memorial fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana.

Former UL Lafayette running back Tyrell Fenroy, kicker Hunter Stover and second baseman Jace Conrad served as bartenders, collecting tips to benefit Christian’s Legacy.

The fund honors Lafayette High graduate Christian Nelson, who died in 2013 following a workplace accident. His parents — Hans and Jennifer Nelson, also known as local 102.1 FM radio personalities Fast and Jenn — started the fund to create awareness of the importance of organ donation and to provide support to donor families.

Nelson’s organ, tissue and cornea donations saved four lives and restored sight for two people.

Hans Nelson, also the public address announcer at Cajun home football and basketball games, recruited the three former Ragin’ Cajun athletes to serve as bartenders.

“We definitely expected a great turnout and that’s exactly what we got,” said Chris Muffoletto, managing partner at Grub Burger Bar on attendance of the event. “Jenn and Hans have so many contacts and their story has touched so many people.”

“The community support for our family and Christian’s Legacy never ceases to amaze us,” said Hans Nelson. “Being able to raise over $3,000 for Christian’s Legacy helps us tremendously as we work to create awareness of the importance of organ donation registration.”

If you missed the event, but would still like to contribute to Christian’s Legacy, please visit cfacadiana.org/ChristiansLegacy to make a tax-deductible contribution to the fund. Information about purchasing Christian’s Legacy t-shirts, wristbands and guitar picks can also be found on the site.

For more information regarding CFA or to learn how you can establish your own fund, please contact Erin Winder at 337-769-4842.

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Left to right: Abby Muffoletto; Caroline Nelson; Jenn Nelson (fund owner); Hans Nelson (fund owner); Chris Muffoletto, Managing Partner; David Triggs, Manager; Kelsey Adams; Jenna Davis; Sheridan Barrington
Left to right: Abby Muffoletto; Caroline Nelson; Jenn Nelson (fund owner); Hans Nelson (fund owner); Chris Muffoletto, Managing Partner; David Triggs, Manager; Kelsey Adams; Jenna Davis; Sheridan Barrington

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA) core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about. CFA is South Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion. CFA has realized cumulative gifts exceeding $160 million and has made cumulative grants of over $80 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.