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Monica Adams: Celebrate Mitch Adams at Paint the Town Blue 5K

On the morning of Aug. 24, 2015, our beloved son Mitch was in a car accident on his way to Nevada Union High School for football practice.

Our wonderful first responders sent him by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Neuro Trauma ICU, where he fought hard. But there was just too much damage to his brain, and we lost him at the end of the week.

We are heartbroken. His loss has been devastating to our family. We are trying to remember to focus on the things that Mitch loved and believed in: family, friends, break dancing, football, community, health and fitness, and especially fun.

Three NU seniors, Caleb, Emma, and Savannah, want to honor Mitch with a 5K run/walk as their senior project. We are so grateful for all of their hard work and love. Once again our community is rallying around us. There are many sponsors for the event — with donations to the cause and with gifts and certificates for the raffle. Registrations for Mitch's 5K keep coming in.

Thank you everyone! We are in awe of how ready and willing you are to celebrate Mitch.

If you are interested please register right away at http://www.5kfor68.com. We want to order enough blue shirts for participants. If you would like to sponsor the event please contact me, Mitch's mom, at 530-575-1659. The proceeds will go back to kids in our community for football, breakdance, and college. Caleb, Emma, and Savannah also want to put a memorial plaque for Mitch in the stadium.

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Please come to Hooper Stadium Sunday, March 6, at 10 a.m. to race, run, walk, or watch the First Annual Paint the Town Blue for Mitch. There will be opportunities for the public, especially the youth, to learn about safe driving (even though Mitch wasn't doing anything wrong). Since Mitch was able to donate his organs and tissues — and helped 50-60 people, including a 16-year-old boy who received his heart — there will also be information about donation.

Monica Adams

Nevada County

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