Last month, 28 year-old Vaz was with his girlfriend, Julie Treadwell and her children inside their Springfield home when he heard someone trying to break in. The intruder was 27 year-old Anthony Brown, who was the father of Treadwell’s children. Brown shot and killed Treadwell and then turned the gun on himself. The children made it out safely after Vaz hid them in a closet. Vaz was shot twice and seriously wounded.
Today’s event will raise money for a scholarship fund in memory of Julie Treadwell and help with Vaz’s mounting medical bills.