On October 3, 2020, a very special young man was alive, well and living life to the fullest. This young man served his country as a U.S. Naval officer and had a bright career ahead of him as a fighter pilot. This young man was our family’s friend and I’ve known him since he was a little kid.

In the blink of an eye, a drunk driver ended this young man’s life.

To honor Sam Cleghorn, our law firm created “Sam’s Legacy—Fighting to End Drunk Driving,” a scholarship devoted to preventing drunk driving. Today, we are proud to make a donation of $1,000 to Sam’s Legacy.

Funds donated to Sam’s Legacy will be used to finance “Get Home Free” passes that our law firm will provide to every bar and restaurant in Kingston, NY, as well as Sam’s beloved hometown of Jensen Beach, Florida. The “Get Home Free” pass will pay for the cost of a taxi, Uber or Lyft ride for anyone who has consumed alcohol and needs a ride home from a bar or restaurant.

Our goal is to honor Sam’s Legacy by making it easier to get help for those who need a free drive home from a bar/restaurant and hopefully minimize the risk of future tragedies caused by drinking and driving. We are honored to recognize Sam’s legacy with this scholarship.

If you would like to make a donation to Sam’s Legacy, please make your check payable to “Sam’s Legacy,” care of John H. Fisher, P.C., 278 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401. For making a donation, the “Get Home Free” pass will be issued in your name and you will receive an email confirmation with a photo of the “Get Home Free” pass(es) issued in your name.