(AP) — The foundation named for the University of North Carolina student who performed as the school's mascot is hosting a fundraiser to help people awaiting transplants.
The Jason Ray Foundation is scheduled to host a brunch and auction Sunday at The Carolina Club in Alumni Hall. The event is also designed to help people who have received an organ transplant at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Ray was in New Jersey with the Tar Heel men's basketball team during the NCAA tournament in 2007 when he was hit from behind while walking on a highway shoulder near his hotel in Fort Lee, N.J. He was returning from a convenience store when he was struck.
He died three days later from his injuries, and his organs were donated.