The Pizza Press to raise money for slain UT student’s memorial fund

In the wake of a stabbing attack on the University of Texas at Austin campus that left one dead and three injured, a new campus-area restaurant is holding a fundraiser to benefit a memorial fund for the student that died.

A portrait of Harrison Brown is on display at the University Catholic Center before the start of a memorial Mass in his honor on Tuesday. Brown was killed in a stabbing attack at the University of Texas on Monday. (TAMIR KALIFA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The Pizza Press (404 W. 26th St.) opens May 4. According to a news release, the restaurant will donate all profits from sales through May 7 — up to $3,000 — to the Harrison Brown Memorial Fund. “Guests can also make anonymous donations in any amount through provided gift card envelopes or electronically when paying for their beverages or meal,” according to a news release.

PHOTOS: Memorial Mass for Harrison Brown on May 2

The memorial fund for Brown blew past its goal of $100,000 in just a day, earning more than $127,000 as of 2 p.m. Wednesday. The money, organizers told the Statesman, will be donated to Brown’s family.

Read complete coverage of the stabbing attack at UT at
Photo courtesy of Pizza Press

Author: Eric Webb

Eric Webb is a web producer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360. He blogs about Austin culture, pop culture and anything that lives on the Internet.

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