Family keeps son's memory alive with scholarship foundation

Trent DiGiuro (Source: DiGiuro family)
Trent DiGiuro (Source: DiGiuro family)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Seventeen years after a UK football player was killed, his family is keeping his memory alive by helping others.

More than 50 scholarships have been awarded in honor of the Trent DiGiuro foundation. Fundraising events were held Saturday at Churchill Downs.

In 1994, while celebrating his 21st birthday on the porch of his home in Lexington, Trent was killed.

Saturday, four students were awarded the scholarship.

"It makes us feel real proud that we're able to raise this money, give out these scholarships, help these kids, said Trent's father Mike DiGiuro."

Originally a jury found Shane Ragland guilty of murder, but on appeal Ragland pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to time served.

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