Judo's Toss into History

My name is Matthew Valeiras, Nick has been part of my family for the past 25 years. Growing up Nick and I were inseparable. That relationship grew when we entered high school together at Christopher Columbus in 2006. It had always been a dream of ours to attend the same school that our fathers met at and graduated from.
You might be wondering why the title of the campaign is "Judo's Toss into History". Nick was an outstanding student-athlete at Columbus. He had joined the wrestling team freshman year and was given the nick name "Judo" for his years of practicing the martial art, as well as the ability to Judo toss pretty much anyone. Nick was also a huge history buff. He graduated with his bachelor degree in History from Florida State University. As a few of you might know first hand, if you got into a history conversation with him, chances are that conversation led to a debate!
"Judo's Toss into History" is a fundraiser to immortalize Nick by donating a personalized brick in his name at the high school that turned us from boys into young men. All donations are extremely appreciated. With donations of $20 a commemorative lapel pin will be given, as shown below. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at anytime. Let's come together to leave a lasting legacy for our brother Judo.

Thank you,
Matthew Valeiras


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Matthew Alexander 
Miami, FL
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