Dolphins pitch in for prep player
By Andrew Abramson
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Kevin Lubin needs help, and classmate Andrew Golden has found some high-profile benefactors.
Lubin, a senior at West Boca Raton High who started at linebacker this season, was critically injured in a drive-by shooting Nov. 22 in Delray Beach and remains in an induced coma.
Golden, a bowler for the Bulls, isn't close to Lubin, but he felt compelled to help. He heard that Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder was interested in humanitarian causes, and Golden couldn't have hoped for a better response.
Crowder and Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael agreed to come to the West Boca basketball game against Boca Raton High on Friday night to sign autographs that will raise money for Lubin's medical expenses.
Crowder said Lubin doesn't have health insurance.
"A high schooler wasn't doing anything wrong and he got caught in a bad situation," Crowder said. "I didn't have health insurance when I was in high school, either, so it hits you in the heart."
The Randy McMichael Foundation will organize the autograph signings, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for non-students. Crowder said other Dolphins might join him and McMichael.
"It's a tragedy," McMichael said. "It's one of those things where you don't have answers for it. Why would something like that happen?"
Lubin is in the intensive care unit at Delray Medical Center. He and two others were in the 1000 block of SW Second Street the day before Thanksgiving when they were fired at for no reason, police said. The others were not seriously injured.
"(Lubin) is a kid that doesn't get into trouble, he's a good kid," Golden said. "We just couldn't fathom how someone we know and we are friends with was shot."
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