The second event in honor of Gabrielle Acevedo of Port Chester raised about $6,500 over the weekend for the scholarship fund that bears the 2007 Port Chester High School graduate's name.
Gabrielle Acevedo was a Nazareth College student in Rochester, N.Y. She was injured in a head-on car crash on Jan. 22, 2011, in upstate Pittsford, NY. She died as a result of her injuries.
She was a senior at Nazareth, majoring in Speech Pathology with a minor in Spanish. In Port Chester, she had been a counselor and lifeguard for the Port Chester Recreation Department Day Camp, a peer leader and a member of the Anthony Foust Mentoring Program while in high school and a member of Partners for Learning at Nazareth College.
The scholarship fund in her memory is set up to help support a student studying communication disorders or special education. To donate to the fund, checks can be sent to The Anthony Foust Mentoring Group, Port Chester High School, 1 Tamarack Road, Port Chester, NY 10573, write "Gabby Acevedo" in the memo.