A Wichita Falls family who knows all too well the dangers of drunk driving is organizing a memorial for a loved one this week during a soccer match between two high school rivals.
Kevin Becker, a husband and father lost his life in a DWI accident in February 2010 when a drunk driver slammed his vehicle into Becker's Time Warner Cable bucket truck. The impact caused Becker to fell to his death.
Now three years after the accident that took Becker's life, the family is organizing a memorial at this Friday's soccer match between Old High and Rider where players from both teams will be wearing hair bows in memory of Kevin. It'll be a special moment for the entire family, especially Kevin's daughter Payton who is a senior member of the Rider soccer team.
During the game, the Becker family will be collecting donations for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. They'll also be selling memorial shirts at the game to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. Join them for the girls' game at 5 p.m., and the boys game at 7. Both are at Memorial Stadium. Then during halftime of the girls' game, Payton will tell the story of how someone else's senseless act changed her family's life forever.
To pre-order a t-shirt, email Brandy at BRANDYC09@ICLOUD.COM.