YUBA CITY (CBS13) — Two years after a young man was killed in Yuba City, his family has been counting the ways to remember him.
It was right around this time about two years ago, when 13-year-old Alec Flores was killed by a drunk driver while walking to school.READ MORE: Family’s Car Riddled With Bullets As They Drive Away From Tracy’s West Valley Mall
“Back to school time is hard,” Alec’s mother, Tara, said.”We miss him and there is an empty seat at the table.”
That’s why she has established the Alec Flores Youth Sports Scholarship Corporation. It honors Alec, who was involved in several sports, including wrestling and football.
“We’re really happy to be able to help kids with their goals and be able to play sports,” Tara said.
Their “10 For Alec Challenge” raises money for scholarships.READ MORE: California Lawmakers Relocate To Make Way For New Building
“The challenge is to do 10 things. You can do 10 pushups, you can do 10 car races,” Tara said.
You make an online video, donate $10 and then challenge others to participate.
Thanks to the help of some high-profile people, some big names have signed up.
“We’ve seen submissions from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Decatur, Texas, so those are fun to see when the reach is out there,” Tara said.
Different communities and other kids are counting the ways they can give back to a young man who had so much life still left to give.MORE NEWS: Thieves Hit UC Davis, Rite Aid, CVS, Safeway Over Weekend
The challenge runs through October 17.