On Thursday, March 15th 2018, the country lost seven United States Air Force servicemen in a helicopter accident in Iraq. The 106th Rescue Wing stationed in Westhampton Beach lost four New York Air National Guardsman. One of those men was our teammate USAF Technical Sargent Dashan Briggs.
USAF Sargent Dashan Briggs wasn't just a teammate. He was a friend, a husband to his wife, and a father to his two young children, ages one and two. USAF Technical Sargent Dashan Briggs is a brave inspiration to all of us. He was prepared to take on whatever was expected of him as a U.S. soldier and as a result he is directly responsible for all of the freedoms we are fortunate enough to experience. We are given the privilege to wake up a play football on Sundays. That privilege is afforded to us because of the sacrifices made by young men like USAF Sargent Dashan Briggs. He gave his life for our country, now we have the opportunity to give something back in return.
As a team, The Dead Rabbits would like to honor this fallen soldier, teammate, friend, father and husband. Any and all contributions are greatly valued. However to help us reach our goal, it is our hope that every team in the LIFFL can try to come up with an extra $100. All the collected donations will be given to USAF Sargent Dashan Briggs' wife, Rebecca Briggs, to help cover the cost of raising two children and also assist with bills that will need to be paid.
Although we are competitors on the field, we are brothers in humanity. Our football family has experienced a loss and we are looking to you to reach out a hand and pick us up. All of your kindness is greatly appreciated.
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