Since Andrew Pollack lost his daughter Meadow in the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, he’s been on a mission to improve school safety.
To do so, he’s had personal meetings with President Trump and Gov. Rick Scott and made many media appearances.
But he’s had another mission as well – building a playground and memorial to remember Meadow and the other 16 victims of the Feb. 14 shooting.
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He’s raised more than $300,000 so far. And in Boca Raton on Saturday he took another big step toward that goal with help from his daughter’s celebrity namesake: Meadow Soprano.
Or rather, with an assist from Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who played the role of Meadow Soprano, daughter of mob boss Tony Soprano, on the hit HBO series “The Sopranos.”
Pollack says his daughter’s name was inspired by Sigler’s character.
On Saturday, Sigler helped bring him closer to a memorial for her and the other victims, hosting a fundraiser Saturday called “Meadow’s Movement” at the Wish Boca restaurant and lounge.
The $100-per-person event featured cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. And in addition to Sigler, it featured scheduled appearances by mixed martial artists Tyrone Spong and Rashad Evans and former Miami Dolphins lineman Bryant McKinnie.
Afterward, Pollack took to Twitter to thank Sigler for her help.
“I named my beautiful daughter Meadow after her character in the Sopranos,” he wrote. “She’s wonderful.”