Despite chilly temperatures Monday morning, about 250 students at Riley Avenue Elementary School marched the school’s field in support of a Manorville family who lost their mother and young son in a car crash earlier this month.
The students raised an estimated $5,000 in pledges to benefit Jay Trinca whose wife Keri and seven-year-old son Jason were killed in a two-car crash in Manorville Oct. 8, that also critically injured the family’s two other young children.
Although the family does not live in the Riverhead School District, the students waved checkered flags in memory of Jason, an avid go-karter and Riverhead Raceway regular, as they circled the field four times.
“Many of the kids here don’t know them personally,” said fourth grade teacher Jim Schaefer. “I am overwhelmed with the support they have given.”