The Chris Lane Memorial Foundation administration gave a big “thank you” to the Duncan community as the group announced the scholarship in memorial of Chris Lane will no longer continue.
Chris Lane, a Melbourne native student in Oklahoma, was shot and killed Aug. 16, 2013, while jogging down Country Club Road in Duncan.
The family used the Chris Lane Memorial Scholarship in remembrance of him.
“One of our most favorite ways of honoring Chris has been through the Chris Lane Memorial Scholarship,” reads a statement from the foundation. “Thank you for helping us give back to the community that has poured into us. With your gracious help, we were able to prove over $20,000 worth of scholarships to 18 graduating high school seniors from the Duncan, (Oklahoma) area in the past seven years. We have loved this part especially.”
The scholarship is not the only way Chris Lane’s life has been recognized and remembered in Duncan.
“You all have showered our two families (which have now integrated into one larger family, always connected) with so much love and support over these years,” the foundation states. “We have felt and received your love and prayers in the last seven years since we lost our Chris. It has always been our honor to remember him in many ways including the 5Ks, the golf tournaments, your photos and stories, our photos and stories.”
Without fundraisers taking place in recent years, though, the scholarship has come to an end.
“We are saddened to announced that we no longer are providing this scholarship,” states the foundation. “We have not had a fundraiser in years and we’ve exhausted the dollars you humbly gave for this to exist. We thank you for doing this with us. It was such a blast. Thank you for loving him and us just as you have. Please stay safe in these uncertain times. God Bless.”