Douglass sophomore loses three family members in duck boat tragedy

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- On Tuesday July 24th City BBQ in Lexington will host a fundraiser to help send a Douglass sophomore to a funeral for three of his family members.

A tweet from the school’s football team says Jayden Coleman, a sophomore football player, lost three of his family members when a duck boat in Branson, Missouri capsized.

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If you eat lunch at City BBQ on Tuesday, some of what you pay will be donated towards Coleman’s travel expenses.

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