BOSTON (WHDH) - The second annual memorial golf tournament was held in Brighton Monday in memory of an Emerson College student.
Golfers raised money in honor of Daniel J. Hollis who was killed during an altercation back in 2019 after he and his friends were confronted while leaving a party.
Family and friends came to remember his life. Hollis’s mother Jennifer Kelly said she wants people to remember her son’s kindness and love for others.
“It’s really truly a family event, although our family is very small,” she said. “We have grown exponentially through Dan and the love that he had for his friends and his community, and we’re all sharing in that love today and celebrating with one another.”
Last month, a Marine reservist was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in a military prison in connection with Hollis’s death.
Money from Monday’s event going to the Daniel J Hollis foundation which encourages kids to go outside their comfort zone and try new things.
“We are trying to bring experiences to other young people that deal with building community bonds, whether it be in your town, through sports, through exploration,” said Kelly. “They will live their best lives and enjoy every single moment of theirs, just how dan enjoyed every single moment of his life.”
Tickets to the tournament sold out in under three hours.
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