Words simply cannot express what I am feeling and I'm sure that's shared by anyone that ever met Chris Avis. Whether you knew him from shows, as a teacher and coach, or simply as a friend, Chris was easily among the kindest and most caring people this world has ever known.
To honor his memory, we're setting up this GoFundMe as something positive at a time of terrible darkness. With the blessing of his family, we're asking that anyone also feeling at a loss to channel those feelings into something good that Chris would appreciate, raising money for the Bakersfield High School Drillers athletics program. Beyond music, everyone knows how deeply he loved coaching basketball, having also played in high school himself under the current BHS varsity coach, so it felt like the best way to honor him.
There's no real dollar amount goal here, but everything raised will be donated to BHS Athletics in Chris's name.
We love you Chris and you will be sorely missed in our lives.