Created: 07/26/2014 9:09 PM WHEC.com
Residents came together on Saturday to honor the life of a young man while also raising awareness for the dangers of drunk driving.
This weekend, a basketball tournament was held for Joel Ajavon, who was killed last August in a drunk driving crash.
Some of Rochester’s most talented basketball players hit the court in his honor this weekend at Pittsford Mendon High School, including members of the Rochester Razorsharks.
Organizers say the goal of the tournament is to help teenagers and young adults understand how dangerous drunk driving can be.
“It just shows they type of person he was. This turnout truly distributes his character. It really shows that he was a kid that went out and did anything for anybody. He’d give you the shirt off his back, and he loved it. It wasn’t something that he had to do. He just loved helping people and loved to see the smile on their face,” said Akua Ajavon.
The tournament for Joel goes until Sunday. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for college students and children under five get in free.