RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A basketball tournament and fundraiser has been set up to commemorate the life of a 12-year-old killed in a Richmond shooting.
Amiya Moses was visiting a friend when she was struck by a stray bullet in Richmond on Saturday, December 19. She later died at the hospital. Amiya was in the sixth grade and had just celebrated a birthday a few weeks ago.
Amiya’s mother, Kele Wright, and KJ Cook set up the basketball tournament and announced it on an event page online. It will take place on Monday, January 18 at 4:30 p.m. Huguenot High School, 7945 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond. Tickets cost $34.75 for a single player and a game shirt with a team logo and $169.79 for an entire team of 5 with shirts included.
“A young girl with a personality that warmed the hearts and lifted the spirits of every person she met, Amiya Moses was truly a remarkable soul. She was the embodiment of a blessing on earth,” the event page reads. “In an instant her bright future and promise was taken away due to the senseless violence that plagued her community.”
All proceeds from the tournament will go directly toward the Amiya Moses Scholarship Fund, which will “allow Amiya to continue to be a blessing to and touch the lives of others.”
The scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who desire to study criminal justice.