Dearest Family & Friends,
On behalf of my mother and myself, we invite you to join us in memorializing MattB’s life on Earth!
WHEN: 11:00AM – 1:00PM on Saturday, September 22nd
WHERE: American Legion Post 132, 143 South Lemon Street, Orange, CA 92866
NOTES: Brunch fare will be provided.
We’ve added a marker for the American Legion to the MattB Memorial Travel Options map, below.
View MattB’s Memorial Travel Options in a larger map
We will have between 45 minutes and an hour of scheduled programming, followed by about an hour of time for folks to come up, share some words or perhaps some music. Per his will, Matt has encouraged his musician friends to play during this celebration. We ask that musicians consider forming MattB tribute super groups to combine players and offerings. If you intend to participate in this open mic type of format, please be sure to share why your selection is special or significant with regard to Matt. Overall, if everyone could please be mindful, and try to keep contributions under 5 minutes in length so that we might extend as many opportunities for folks to share as possible, we’d greatly appreciate it. We were all so lucky to have known Matt in so many different capacities, and we look forward to embracing your various connections with his spirit.
Additionally, we are putting together a slideshow of photos spanning across Matt’s 35 years of life with us, so please continue to email MattBvsCancer@gmail.com any photos for consideration.
My mom and I will have 2 additional opportunities for folks to commune with us, so if you in town, please consider joining us for either or both of the following:
Friday, September 21st
4:00PM – Sunset and/or Fireworks
Happy Hour on the terrace at Orange Hill Restaurant
6410 E. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92869
This is a beautiful spot to watch the sun go down from the hills above Orange County. The view is panoramic and spectacular. We are not making a formal reservation for a set space. Rather, we invite folks arriving into town to join us at their leisure to raise a glass for a weekend dedicated to Matt!
Sunday, September 23rd
Breakfast at The Filling Station Cafe
201 N. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866
Plenty of outdoor seating has made this a local favorite of ours. Again, we will not be making formal reservations, but would love to see as many familiar faces as possible.
If you are unable to join us, but would like to contribute to this celebration, we are accepting donations to help cover the cost of the catering and hall rental via the PayPal account linked with the ‘Donate’ button on the right-hand sidebar of this blog. Any unused funds will be donated to Braille Beats, the fine arts intensive program for visually impaired youth that Matt supported as a cabin leader, music teacher, and echo location instructor under his good friend and mentor, Daniel Kish.
If there are any additional questions regarding the weekend’s events, please contact either my mom or myself, or feel free to email MattBvsCancer@gmail.com.
If you have not already, PLEASE RSVP SO THAT WE CAN GET AN ACCURATE COUNT FOR THE MEMORIAL’S CATERER ASAP.
Thank you, and we look forward to celebrating MattB with all of you!
Ginny & Andrea