“Stars for Trayvon,” a fundraiser to support the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, will be held in downtown D.C. Wednesday night.
Event organizers said they hope that money raised through donations and an auction will help Martin’s family pay for legal fees as they seek a conviction in Martin’s death.
“Legal fees are real and not cheap...so let us try to fill in the gap!,” the Facebook invitation says.
The event will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Shadow Room, 2131 K Street NW. The minimum suggested donation is $20 at the door.
Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, and his brother, Jhavaris Fulton, are expected to attend.
Event organizers have also promised appearances by “elite athletes, celebrities, policy makers, advocates and leaders.”