Supporters of teacher and coach Sean Lanigan of Centreville, who was falsely accused of misconduct by a student, will gather next Friday in Chantilly for a fundraiser to help him put his legal bills behind him.
Lanigan was falsely accused, jailed for several days and eventually acquitted of charges of molesting a 12-year-old student at a Centreville elementary school.
The event next Friday is billed in an announcement as a "celebration and fundraiser" and will include a silent auction of items donated for the cause. It will be held 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Sully's Restaurant and Lounge, 14153 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway.
Lanigan for his legal bills. He is still reportedly $60,000 in debt.
The silent auction will include items from sports stars David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Willie Mays, a ski week, beach week, golf packages, and other "great items for a wonderful cause."