Foundation selling bricks to build skate park

Honors teen killed by drunk driver
Posted at 7:43 AM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 07:45:50-04

The Alix Rice Foundation is looking for the community's help raising the money needed to construct an Amherst skate park in honor of a teenage girl who was killed by a drunk driver.

The foundation is currently selling memorial bricks, benches, railings, and skate park features to reach their fundraising goal.

The expected donation ranges from $100 and $10,000, and can be dedicated in honor of an individual, family, business or organization.

The foundation is also seeking monetary donations.

18-year-old Alix Rice was hit and killed by Dr. James Corasanti in 2011 when she was long boarding on Heim Road.

After her death, the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation started working hard to reach their mission of building the skate park.

The foundation says the skate park will honor Alix's memory and her life as a skateboard enthusiast. It will also create a save haven for skaters of all ages. The park is also intended to serve as a reminder of the perils caused by impaired driving.

Construction on the park is set to begin later this spring.

For more information you can call or email any questions to 716-870-5920, AlixRicePeacePark@gmail.com.