Some concert proceeds going to Dahlem family

Published: Monday, October 1, 2007 at 3:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 1, 2007 at 3:18 p.m.

A portion of proceeds from Monday night's hip-hop show featuring Lil' Wayne and Fabolous will go toward a fund benefitting the family of a Gainesville Police officer, killed earlier this year when he was struck by an alleged drunk driver.

The performance at the O'Connell Center starts at 7:30 p.m. with Fabolous opening for headliner Lil' Wayne, whose albums have gone both gold and platinum.

Social Studies Inc., the marketing and promotions company behind the event, decided to give some of the event's money to the Corey Dahlem Benevolent Fund. The contribution helps spread the message the company supports of dealing with drinking and driving issues, according to a spokeswoman.

Money from the event will later be distributed to Dahlem's family.

Dahlem died in April from injuries after he was hit by a driver on W. University Avenue. The police lieutenant was one of many officers involved in patrolling the area, which was the center for the Gator national basketball championship celebration. Troopers have alleged the driver, who now is facing charges in the case, was driving drunk at the time of the crash.

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