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Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation needs help

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 17:06:06-04
In 2011, 18-year-old Alix Rice was on Heim Road longboarding home after a day at work. 
 
"She's eternally 18," said her mother Tammy Schueler. "She was killed by a drunk driver. It was probably one of the highest profile drunk driving cases in western New York and a lot of people feel that justice was not served."
 
Dr. James Corasanti was convicted of a common law DWI instead of a charge like manslaughter. After Rice's death the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation started working hard to reach their mission.
 
"To create a skate park in Alix's memory to give kids a safe place to bond, to skate and to be the free spirits that they are." said Schueler. 
 
The original estimate for the park in Amherst was $250,000, which the foundation has raised but during the design process things changed. 
 
"Based on the lot of land that we got instead of building into the ground we have to build above the ground," said Schueler. 
 
On Tuesday July 19, the foundation will host a psychic fun night at the Adam's Mark hotel in downtown Buffalo. The foundation hopes to raise the additional $100,000 needed to complete the park.
 
"We're going to play games. We're going to hear from people who have passed on," said Schueler. 
 
Three physics will be in town for the event. Lisa Williams from England and two others from Los Angeles. 
 
"It's a great way to dip your toe into the psychic world," said Schueler. 
 
Tickets will be available at the door for $35. For more information click here