Roughly 300 friends gathered for a concert Friday night to pay tribute to an 18-year-old Coventry man killed in a car accident.
Doug Auger lost control of his 2002 Honda Civic and hit a tree on Fish Hill Road around midnight on Friday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Local hip-hop artist and Coventry High School Basketball coach, Brandon “Renaissance” Sweeney, was scheduled to play at the Olde Theater Diner on Sandy Bottom Road Friday night. When Sweeney heard about the accident, he decided to donate a portion of the proceeds in Auger's honor. He was an assistant basketball coach for Auger, and knows his family well.
One dollar from each $5 admission was donated to the Auger family. An additional $700 in donations were made during the evening, including entries in a 50/50 raffle, adding up to $1,000 that went directly to the family.
"It was good to see so many people came out," said Andrew Boyer, Sweeney's manager. "Just the $700 in donations alone was great. The $1,000 will go directly to the Auger family."