Here’s an old video of Cook making cocktails and talking about the bar when it first opened in 2013: Next on the list is an event a little later down the line, the Friends Helping Friends Birthday Bash at Craftsman. This event on July 14 celebrates the birthdays of Craftsman’s owner, Brandon, and General Manager, Jarred. Meanwhile, they’re also raising funds for Cook. Ten percent of bar sales from the event will be donated to the cause. They’ll have complimentary cocktails from 7-8 p.m., and DJ Beatsmode will be donating his musical talents to the party from 7-10 p.m. Finally, the third option — easily the biggest way you can help — is to donate directly. Cook is not the type of guy who is big on taking help from others, but that certainly didn’t stop his friends from doing everything that they could to help.
If you're drinking this weekend, let it be for a cause! Every drink is helping out our owner & family as he recovers pic.twitter.com/J7wmweLl0B— The Gatsby Austin (@TheGatsbyAustin) June 24, 2016
Being Scott’s friends, we are just as hard headed and stubborn as he is. So when he told us he absolutely, 100%, did not want us to start one of these online scammy things, and would figure out a way to handle it on his own, we took that as, ‘Yes, go for it, I think that it is a lovely idea and you have my full support.’“The funds raised will be used to support Scott and his family in any way that is needed,” the GoFundMe page explains. “Including for medical bills for him, for medical bills related to the birth of his daughter, who is expected to join this rager we call life in 3 weeks, child care, living expenses, and any other financial burdens, regular or unexpected, that may arise over the course of Scott’s recovery and time out of work…Maybe a spa day for Jade after all this is over because she could surely use it.” From the sound of it, Cook has a long road ahead of him — and a new baby on the way. So even though the tip jar is filling up, it’s not nearly full enough. “Being members of the service industry we all live different lives than the rest of society,” Cook’s friends wrote. “We are a collection of Black Sheep. To those outside our circle we are the boozers, the fighters, and the Ne’er do gooders. Inside our circle anybody could tell you we are a close crew. We look out for our own no matter the cost. We are family, and without it we are nothing. Please come together and show some love for this family.” —— Featured photo from GoFundMe page