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Funeral for Red Bank Regional's Albert Martin Set for Saturday

Donations being accepted to Memorial Fund

A viewing and funeral for late Red Bank Regional High School senior Albert Martin will be held Saturday morning at the 255 Harding Road.

The viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon with funeral to follow, said Marianne Kligman, Red Bank Regional community information officer.

The shool also has established the Albert Martin Memorial Fund to pay tribute to the senior basketball player, who died suddenly Monday after being rushed to Riverview Medical Center following a scrimmage at the Little Silver school. 

Donations are being accepted through the Source foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on youth services. Kligman said monetary contributions can be sent to: Source at RBR, 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver NJ 07739. Checks should be written out to the Source foundation and identify the "Albert Martin Memorial Fund" on the check, Kligman said. Donations also are being accepted via Paypal on the Red Bank Regional website.

Proceeds will help defray the Martin family's funeral expenses and honor his memory at the school, Kligman said.

The school's students also will donate to the fund via several initiatives. T-shirts featuring Martin and buttons with his image will be sold, and proceeds from a bake sale planned this week will benefit the Memorial Fund.

Additionally, Martin, who was a standout senior leader on the basketball squad, will have his number 34 retired Dec. 17 when the Bucs take on Red Bank Catholic at home for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off. Kligman said his framed jersey will be presented to his mother, Tracy Dixon.

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