Three years ago this week, Williamsville teenager Alix Rice was killed.
Rice, 18, was riding her longboard home from work on Heim Road when Dr. James Corasanti hit her after a night of drinking at a country club.
Corasanti, who fled the scene of the accident, was later convicted of misdemeanor DWI and acquitted of all other charges.
Rice’s family and friends have long sought to honor her and her passion by opening an Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark in Amherst, which would be the suburb’s first skating park. Saturday, the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation will host an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calspan Corporation in Cheektowaga.
Visitors can drop off old computers, phones, printers, microwaves, MP3 players and various other electronics.
For every total donation, visitors will receive two tickets to the Buffalo Sabres’ Sept. 23 preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes at First Niagara Center. There is a limit of two tickets per car load.
Calspan Corporation is located at 4455 Genesee St.