He criticized some 2000 km from where United Airlines Flight 93 now, sitting in an empty office in central headquarters and the Warriors, nearly 10 years of the Intifada in the 757 hijacked in the field of southwestern Pennsylvania ferociously to the extent that I found a piece of debris after the collision was smaller than phone book, you may have lost the details of the time. John Beaven, or perhaps just do not want to remember.Beaven not immediately recall how many times he was at the site of the crash that killed his father and 43 others on September 11, 2001. It figures, after some talk, there were two visits. He said he does not remember even one of the trips until his mother reminded him of a few weeks ago. Beaven then went on his way to Pittsburgh for hip surgery. He can not say for sure, in the wake of the surreal that day, whether it met U.S. President George W. Bush in the White House first, and then went to Shanksville, Pennsylvania. , Or whether on the contrary.
Beaven lost his father on that day. But he made clear in the morning break from his duties as CEO and the Warriors' ticket sales, he did not lose his identity. He does not remember the details of the others may be burned in them because he decided that 9 / 11 does not define him. Some of my colleagues on the business side and the Golden State do not even know it relates to that day. Was originally planned to skip the ceremonies in the state of Pennsylvania this weekend to commemorate 10 years of terrorist attacks before deciding to attend to support a 15-year step-sister.
He would not governed by the United 93, as those who know his father, Alan Beaven, says lawyer talented environmental will not want to know any role was in the passengers and crew to break into the four hijackers and brought the plane before it is believed that up to any of the Capitol or the White House, that the targeting the terrorists intended.
"I think in large part, it seems funny, but I never wanted to make a big deal out of it," said John Beaven. "At some point, I would like to take my wife there. Was not there and said it, but I'm not big on pomp and circumstance, and I'm busy here and there a lot going on leading up to what we hope will be one season. I understand why it's a big deal, and I understand why so many people have commented much on the importance of this event, and especially what happened in Flight 93, but I was not that person and I felt like my father, someone who very much would not have wanted us to hold a big deal for that. "
Here is the thing, though. He works for the Warriors because of 9 / 11. It can not help, strangely, but at least be part of the basis for a successful career.
And John Beaven, 21 years old, and about to start senior year of the University of California at San Diego, in Australia, visiting his girlfriend in September Were watching TV, when the news broke: A plane crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center World Trade Center in New York. About 45 minutes later, and another in the reduction of other aircraft. More details have emerged and broadcast live images, and the two students sat stunned in front of the American screen. John did not know his father was flying from Newark to San Francisco to take a deposition.
He called his mother. They were not sure, but now may be on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. That was 3 or 4 in the morning in Australia when he received word that John, yes, his father was on United 93. He was heading to San Francisco Bay area, and shortly after moved to New York area, before he planned to take a sabbatical year in India with his second wife and 5-year-old daughter to work in the Ashram.
John scouring the Internet and television, but found mostly in the details of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
With the closure of air travel in the United States a broad campaign to cover the distance, and get the home took four days. Finally arrived in Los Angeles, and met with his brother 18 years, Chris, who was about to begin the new year of Loyola Marymount, and the mother, who lives in a suburb of Sacramento, California, of Carmichael. Flew them to the east coast - and perhaps Washington, and possibly New York, John does not mention - and joined a step-sister Sonali and her mother, Kimi.
Weeks later, the Warriors donated $ 25,000 to the family fund Alan Beaven, with Antawn Jamison ahead with the last $ 10,000, and hosted Beavens seats in the opening speech of the regular home season against the Suns.
John finished the season with a great team in San Diego, California baseball game. Before every game he pitched - and that the ball is going around the infield following his last throws of friendly - drew the initials "AB" at the bottom of the slope of the mound. Graduated in 2002 with a degree in biology, and was signed by Toronto Blue Jays out of the camp, and encamped workout one season with the team the University Rookie of the Hudson Valley, New York Stay in touch with a few people in the office and Warriors «Front met for the first time tribute during the 11/09 team.
Everything was when John knew baseball career ended, he wanted to stay in the sport. He had no idea what to do. The reaction was when he called Executive Warriors, Travis Stanley, to ask if anyone there is a connection with the political axis, call to Auckland Beaven talk about ticket sales functionality.
That was nearly nine years ago.
"It seems strange that I got this opportunity that is now a large part of who I am what I went through," he said.
Beaven has increased the season ticket account executive sales manager group sales manager for the group to the current role as Executive Director of ticket sales. He is 31 and married. Chris is 28. Sonali is 15 and living with Kimi in Santa Barbara, California, having been home about two miles from the headquarters of the Warriors.
It is scheduled to be all in the state of Pennsylvania this weekend for the celebrations and the unveiling of a new memorial at the site of the crash. John is going to his family, but also knowing that he may be struck by the unexpected moment of emotion. The events of 11 / 9, he said, is not fixed in his mind.
"It will be two days long and emotional day," said Beaven. "But I also know it's the anniversary of 10 years. It would mean a lot to many people, and I'm sure it will mean a lot to me as well. With the approach of the date we actually receive it, and I'm sure that there will be some things that come."
There will be John - to his family more than anything - and then he would return to the Gulf region to continue to prepare for the season, hopes to come. He wants to move forward to identify him.