Block party to raise money for youth suicide prevention

jkegley@herald-leader.comOctober 26, 2012 

Friends and neighbors of 16-year-old Tates Creek High School student Stuart Shields are holding a fund-raiser block party in his memory Saturday.

The Celebrating the Life of Stuart benefit block party will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fieldmoor Drive off Rockbridge Road near Hartland Parkway.

Stuart, who took his own life last month, was a well-liked lacrosse player at Tates Creek. The event is meant to honor him and raise awareness of teen suicide, the second-leading cause of death among teens in Kentucky, organizer Kassie Bennett said.

The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger and $7 for Tates Creek High School students.

The event will feature live music, food vendors, inflatables, games and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will go to Stop Youth Suicide, a local prevention group, as well as creating a lacrosse scholarship in Stuart's name.

Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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