By Brittnee Sanchez
On Friday July 22nd, the Sunnyside Dutch Bros franchise once again showed their support for a local family dealing with tragedy.
The week prior, 15-year-old Braydon "Brady" Bofman was found dead at approximately 1:30 p.m. Saturday (July 16th). Brady was out riding his dirt bike on a homemade track near the intersection of North County Line and Alexander Extension roads. According to an autopsy done the following Monday, it had been discovered that the young boy had died of a heart attack. According the medical examiner, Braydon had a heart condition resulting from a birth defect.
To try and help with the funeral, the Sunnyside Dutch Bros donated proceeds from Fridays sales to the Bofman family. In a statement that the Sunnyside Dutch Bros released on Facebook, "We will be donating proceeds from all drinks sold to the Bofman family of Grandview to help with funeral expenses after the tragic and unexpected loss of their youngest son Braydon. Please come by to show your support and#BuyOneForBraydon! We want to make tomorrow absolutely amazing for the Bofman family and can only do so with your help."
Throughout the day, the broistas of Dutch Bros were busy making drinks for a line of cars eagerly waiting to donate money for the Bofman family. The exact amount that the company donated hasn't been released, but by the amount of cars I saw the multiple times I made a stop at Dutch Bros, speaks volumes. It is incredible to see, that even in the wake of tragedy how much the community is willing to come out and support one another.
To the Bofman family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers!