Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway has a house and 200 acres of property in Stephentown, N.Y. Over Labor Day weekend, while Holloway was away, roughly 300 kids threw a gigantic rager at his house without his knowledge, trashed the place, and stole his stuff. Teens are the worst.
Aside from being the worst, teens are also stupid. They tweeted and Instagrammed photos while at the party, and Holloway easily found out why his house was fucked up when he got back. Instead of being furious—well, maybe he was still angry, justifiably—Holloway created Help Me Save 300, an internet effort to help straighten the paths of the kids who did an estimated $20,000 worth of property damage. Holloway put as many screenshots of tweets and photos as he could find, not in an effort to shame them, but to try and meet and speak with them. These teens had quite a party. (There are many more photos on the site.)
Holloway's asking for any donations in helping repair the damage to his house, but he also wants to meet with any kids who were there and help them.
Part of his long statement on the website, fully sic'd:
What is even more dangerous and shocking beyond the crimes, drugs and alcohol was reading the tweets and hearing them celebrate their destruction and documenting their crimes.
That’s How I Know
They Are In “Real” Trouble
And Have Put Themselves
In Harm’s Way
However, I believe that “their ultimate party” of crimes can in fact become the ultimateTurning Point in the lives of these 300.
I really do.
Tammy and I have 8 children, and we’ve also live and pray during those long nights when our children go out, for them to make good decision.
For 30 years I’ve worked with Governors of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis and New York’s, Mario Cuomo’s DARE programs; to provide the support, education and leadership to students who are at risk; peer pressure is real.
Students do die from drugs and alcohol.
It’s the most painful thing in the world.
Like all parents; every time I have looked down at the caskets of my children’s classmates...I am haunted by a single question –
Could I have done something
to prevent this?
Well, I am still haunted…
Today, I know I can do something; I know we can do something; to turn these kids around.
I do know for a fact, if I do nothing, if we do nothing regarding these 300 students, we will have missed our chance to take a stand for their future.
A few kids from the area—it's unknown if they were at the party or not—showed up to help clean up the mess today.
OK, most teens are the worst.