Program in honor of UNLV dance team member educates young people

Joyce Lupiani

Program in honor of UNLV dance team member educates young people

CREATED Nov. 17, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- She was a light to her friends and to the young women that she danced with at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Lindsay Bennett was killed by a drunk driver on her way home from practice with the Rebel Girl dance team.

Two weeks after her death, the men's basketball coach at the time -- Lon Kruger -- called her parents and said that he wanted to start a program in her memory.

LB3 or the Lindsay Bennett memorial fund was born. Fans are invited to pledge money for every three-point shot scored by the men's basketball team during Runnin' Rebel games.

The money is used for a scholarship program aimed at teaching middle school students about the dangers of drunk driving.

The Runnin' Rebels will take the court tonight against Jacksonville State at the Thomas & Mack Center.

More information about the program can be found here.

 

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