Sep 212004
Authors: Adrienne Hoenig

Samantha Spady’s parents will appear on “Good Morning America”

this morning to talk about Spady’s life and the SAM Spady


Spady, a 19-year-old CSU sophomore, died Sept. 5 of acute

alcohol poisoning in a fraternity house near the CSU campus.

Rick and Patty Spady of Beatrice, Neb., will be featured guests

on the show airing at 7 a.m. on ABC, Channel 7.

SAM stands for Student Alcohol Management, according to the

foundation’s Web site, The foundation

was formed to create a peer-to-peer alcohol awareness program that

can be incorporated into U.S. university orientations.

Funds sent to the Spady family following Samantha Spady’s death

are being used to jumpstart the foundation. It will continue to

raise money by selling prints of Samantha’s artwork.

The foundation will fund research, development and

implementation of SAM programs.

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