The public is invited to help remember Kenney Bui, a high-school football player who died after suffering a head injury during a game.
Kenney Bui, 17, an Evergreen High School football player who died after suffering a severe head injury during a game, will be remembered by the community Friday and Saturday.
Family, friends and the public are welcome to visit the Columbia Funeral Home & Crematory, 4567 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. No formal service will be held.
Bui, who was a senior at the Technology, Engineering and Communications High School run by Highline Public Schools at Evergreen, was hurt late in an Oct. 2 game. He had several surgeries but doctors were unable to save him. He died Monday.
His father, Ngon Bui of Southwest Seattle, said the family agreed to donate the boy’s organs.
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“He wanted to donate his organs to someone who needed it,” Ngon Bui said.
Victoria Huynh, a family friend, has launched a GoFundMe page to help offset funeral and other expenses. People who wish to donate can go to www.gofundme.com/st5t2dxg, or search for Kenney Bui on the site.
As of Thursday evening, more than 110 people had contributed nearly $5,500 of $45,000 requested.
In addition, the Bui family has created a scholarship in memory of their son, Highline Public School officials said. The Kenney Bui Memorial Scholarship will be awarded at Highline’s annual Scholar-Athlete, Coach and Community Recognition Banquet next spring. The program awards college scholarships to outstanding multi-sport athletes who have show exemplery efforts in academics, athletics and community service. Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made through the Highline Schools Foundation.
Bui was one of three Washington state high-school football players severely injured in games since late last month. His death is the fourth nationwide among high-school players in the past month from game-related injuries.