Plans are in the works for Tuscaloosa to get is first dog park, and those plans also call for it to be named in memory of Will May, a young boy killed earlier this year in a hunting accident. This weekend, there's a chance to help those plans become a reality.
Will May was an eighth grader at Rock Quarry Middle School in Tuscaloosa when he was killed in January. Will was known as an animal lover, which is why people behind the plans for the park decided it would be named in his memory.
The plans still have to be approved by the Tuscaloosa City Council, but it would be located at Sokol Park in Tuscaloosa. Will's mother says an outpouring of community support and their family's faith has helped her family through these last few months.
"Will's life was short, but it was jam packed. And he touched so many lives while he was here. And so we know there's a purpose so we have to keep moving with that and trust in that, and our faith has really been strengthened through this terrible tragedy. But we know it was for a reason and we know there's going to be good, and we're already seeing that through the community support," Beverly May, Will's mom, said.
The Will May 5K to benefit the dog park is Saturday, May 11 in downtown Tuscaloosa. Registration is at 8:30 a.m.and the race starts at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $25 per runner. There will be music and barbeque after.
To register, go to http://www.gvispringfling.com.
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