Letter: Michael Taylor’s Family Thanks Those Who Came to, Helped at Showdown on the Sound

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To the editor:
On Saturday, June 8, 15 friends of Michael Taylor staged the third annual Showdown on the Sound, a fundraising event at Weed Beach in Darien to benefit Shatterproof. Shatterproof is the national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of, treatment for and recovery from addiction and is currently focused on the opioid epidemic. This group conceived the idea of having a fundraiser built around a fun day at the beach to welcome the beginning of summer. They spent the past 12 months planning the event and it exceeded all expectations. And we finally had wonderful weather this year!

Showdown on the Sound 2019 announcement

Showdown on the Sound Competition at Weed Beach from 1 to 6 PM, Saturday, June 8

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Laughter, music, food and friendly competition will be part of the third annual Showdown on the Sound on Saturday, June 8 at Weed Beach in Darien. The fundraiser, which will run from 1 to 6 p.m., honors the memory of Michael Taylor, a Darien native who tragically lost his battle with opioid addiction in 2016. Admission is free. Mike was a son, brother and friend, but most of all he was simply a terrific human being. This is why his friends and family joined forces with Shatterproof to shatter the stigma of addiction and to fight the opioid epidemic.