‘Greeks’ to clean trails in Chelsea’s honor
By Elizabeth Marie Himchak
About 1,000 San Diego State fraternity and sorority members will clean up Rancho Bernardo trails tomorrow (Friday) in memory of Chelsea King.
The community service project will conclude their Greek Week festivities, many of which included opportunities to raise funds for and awareness of the Chelsea’s Light Foundation, said Ryan Davis, vice president of special events for SDSU’s Greek Life Activities Board and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity member.
Davis said the SDSU students, joined by about 700 Poway High seniors, will focus beautification efforts on Rancho Bernardo Community Park and trails in adjoining San Dieguito River Park where the 17-year-old King was attacked and murdered while on an after-school run on Feb. 25, 2010.
“We will beautify the park and trails as well as rebuild the existing Chelsea’s Garden along the Lake Hodges trail,” Davis said.
Around 2 p.m. all will gather in the community park to “form into the world’s largest “human sunflower to honor Chelsea King,” Davis said, adding aerial photographer John Quigley is scheduled to capture the moment from a helicopter.
A sunflower is an image associated with King and the Chelsea’s Light Foundation her parents started soon after her death.
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