Sites like gofundme.com are an easy way to get donations from a lot of people. Someone would just have to have some contact with his family. But I could see a far chunk of $ coming in if the OTF were made aware of it.
But I hope he had life insurance. Andy was pretty open about his divorce, it was heart wrenching stuff, but I believe he mentioned that his wife ended up dating her boss who was fairly wealthy? Nothing can replace their father, but I really hope that they are in an ok situation. Perhaps closer friends with better knowledge of the situation could help gather info.
What I think would be great is if we chipped in to get the kids Christmas gifts or something in memory of their Dad.
Trusts require both a trust document and a trustee . . .
those things cost money. You might put someone like one of his brothers or even his ex- in charge of the money, as the trustee, if they'd accept the job. Trustees have potential liability, and have obligations to file tax returns and such.
And you'd have to come up with the conditions of the trust - stuff like what the money can be used for, whether it's an income-only payout or income plus trust corpus - those things can be tough to do if you don't know the kids'/family's circumstances.
It can be done, but someone close to Aruss should be the force behind it, so it gets done right.
And it would be nice if we could do it more than once. Maybe a fundraiser for his kids that morphs into an OTF fundraiser for IU schollies or something. I dunno . . . but Valvano's still on TV . . . Aruss oughta be on the OTF for a lonnnng time . . . .
Perhaps part of the OTF fundraiser could be a yearly milestone post dedicated to Aruss/NFA. We could also bring back the OTF awards and rename them the Russells. Never could get behind them being called the Goaties (sorry Goat, not sorry)
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