The Buffalo Rugby Club is assisting Dannish Patel and his family in every way we know how.
One way is to assist with the immediate expenses.
The circumstances of his brother Kamil Patel's death in Miami are expected to create travel and funeral expenses totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars. Some of those expenses are immediate.
You may have already contributed to the GoFundMe account created by Katy Park which was originally created to raise money for a reward for information regarding the shooting. Recently the focus is been changed to simply helping Kamil's family.
We support this effort. But we also want the Patels to know that there is a community of rugby players which is eager to come together to support them right now.
For the next four days we are offering the option to donate through to the Buffalo Rugby Club. The club will in turn immediately direct our combined contributions, along with the names of the contributors, to the Patels. If you contributed to the GoFundMe drive we'll also put your name on the list.
We will be taking donations until Friday afternoon. We will then present a check to the family.
Club President Jeff Qualey will take in person donations Tuesday/Thursday at practice. Donations can be made to Jack Schweigel at Coles Restaurant Thursday evening.
Otherwise, send us the promise of a check or donate through Buffalo Rugby Paypal
We will be taking donations until Friday afternoon.