Picnic, basketball tournament set for today

05/15/2013 3:00 PM |

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Ludlam Avenue Park in Riverside will host a picnic and 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday afternoon to raise money for the scholarship honoring Demitri Hampton, a 21-year-old college student who was shot and killed during a Riverside home invasion in January.

The DQH Memorial Picnic, set to benefit the DQH Scholarship Fund, will feature music, food, raffles, and more, said Mr. Hampton’s brother, Jamal Davis.

“There will be a lot of family there, a lot of Demitri’s friends there,” Mr. Davis said. “We just want people to come out and support [the scholarship,] that’s all.”

The DQH scholarship Fund was founded by Mr. Hampton’s relatives and will be awarded to Riverhead High School students who are looking to attend Suffolk County Community College.

Mr. Davis said friends, family members, and former teachers and coaches have already contributed to the scholarship, which will be awarded next month.

“We do have it up and running,” he said. “We want to send out thanks to everyone who has given to the fund.”

The memorial picnic will run from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about how to sign up for the basketball tournament, call (516) 355-8899 or email DQHScholarshipFund@gmail.com.

People can donate to the scholarship fund by mail at DQH Scholarship Fund, 57 Maple Avenue, Riverhead NY, 11901.

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