On Thursday October 18 there is a memorial fundraiser scheduled in honor of Alix Rice, the young girl who was struck and killed by a drunk driver while riding her skateboard home from work. The funds raised at the event will go toward constructing a skate park dedicated to Alix, who lived for her longboard she named "Rupert".
Six local bands have signed up to be on the ticket for that night:
•Son of the Sun • Wolf Tickets
•Chosen Ones • Red Delicious
•Come Honor • Shout it Out
Along with raising funds to build a skatepark, the fundraiser is also a campaign to raise awareness regarding the consequences (and sometimes lack thereof) of drunk driving. "I feel there is still a very large need to give people the opportunity to take part in, as well as support, our ongoing effort to build a permanent memorial," said Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation President Jon Fulcher. "And it's inspiring to see people genuinely excited about a positive place for her to be remembered."
*Doors open at 6:30pm, with musicians taking to the stage from 7pm to midnight.
Tickets for New Era's Rockin' For Rice are available for $20 (plus service charges where applicable) at the Town Ballroom Box Office, Tickets.com, and Phatman Boardshop in Tonawanda.
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