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Vegas family raises over $25K for scholarships in honor of late son

Posted at 11:00 PM, Sep 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 02:17:27-04

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.

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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.

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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.