STERLING – A GoFundMe campaign is under way to help pay funeral expenses for the Sterling boy found dead in a car crash in Rock Falls on Feb. 9.
Amarion Green, 17, was found in his four-door Nissan in Howland Creek at Dixon Avenue around 7 a.m. Sunday morning.
Amarion, who turned 17 just 3 days before the crash, played varsity football and wrote for the school newspaper. He also played basketball for the Golden Warriors during his underclass years. He worked at the downtown Sterling Theater with his mother, Antoinette Jones, at the time of his death.
As of 7:55 p.m. Thursday, $4,673 of the $10,000 goal had been raised.
Amarion will be honored with a moment of silence before the Golden Warriors' varsity boys basketball game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Homer Musgrove Fieldhouse.
According to a Facebook post on the school district's website, students and staff are asked to wear green in Amarion's honor.
There will be raffles and other activities; the school's National Honor Society will have collection buckets at the ticket entrance, and the Student Council's Crazy for a Cure fundraiser will donate a portion of its proceeds to Amarion's family.
To help and remember
Go to gofundme.com/f/helping-the-family-of-amarion-green to donate to the Green family's GoFundMe campaign.
Visitation for Amarion Green will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the First Congregational "Big Red" Church, 311 Second Ave. downtown Sterling, and Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at Schilling Funeral Home, 702 First Ave. in Sterling.
His funeral service begins at noon at Schilling's.