LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A local family put together a 5K walk and 1-mile run event Sunday to help raise scholarship money in memory of their late son.
Garrett Meriwether just finished his freshmen year at UNLV before he was killed in a crash with a driver who admitted to drinking.
Meriwether's family held the event at Kellogg-Zaher Sports Park in honor of Garrett and raised over $25,000 for the Garrett Meriwether Foundation.
Steven Meriwether, Garrett's father, and a retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sergeant, decided to organize the event in honor of his son.
Sunday, more than 500 people turned out in support. The funds raised will benefit students from Palo Verde High School interested in going to UNLV - Garrett's same academic path.