This past Labor Day weekend, over 300 teenage kids threw a wild rager at the Stephentown, N.Y., house of former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway without his permission while he was away .
According to Deadspin, the kids trashed the place, left garbage all over the 200 acres of property he owns and even stole some of his stuff.
If this weren’t stupid enough, the kids also tweeted and Instagrammed photos of the party while it was going on, leading to Holloway easily finding out why his house looked the way it did upon his return.
But instead of going on a shooting spree, Holloway created Help Me Save 300, an internet-based effort aimed at straightening out the lives of the 300 kids who cost him an estimated $20,000 worth of property damage.
The site features as many screenshots of tweets and photos from the party Holloway could find, not to shame the kids, but to get their attention so he could meet and speak with them.
He also wants them to come help him clean up their goddamn mess.
From his statement on the website:
“What is even more dangerous and shocking beyond the crimes, drugs and alcohol was reading the tweets and hearing them celebrate their destruction and documenting their crimes.”
“However, I believe that “their ultimate party” of crimes can in fact become the ultimateTurning Point in the lives of these 300. I really do.”
“Tammy and I have 8 children, and we’ve also live and pray during those long nights when our children go out, for them to make good decision.”
“For 30 years I’ve worked with Governors of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis and New York’s, Mario Cuomo’s DARE programs; to provide the support, education and leadership to students who are at risk; peer pressure is real. Students do die from drugs and alcohol. It’s the most painful thing in the world.”
“Like all parents; every time I have looked down at the caskets of my children’s classmates…I am haunted by a single question – Could I have done something to prevent this?”
“Today, I know I can do something; I know we can do something; to turn these kids around. I do know for a fact, if I do nothing, if we do nothing regarding these 300 students, we will have missed our chance to take a stand for their future.”
A few kids from the area (who may or may not have been to the party) showed up to help the former New England Patriot begin this sure-to-be lengthy sanitation process today.
Via: Deadspin, Top Photo Courtesy: Tumblr