OCOEE — Ten-year-old Aubrey Clark will be remembered in a Celebration of Life service at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Bill Breeze Park gazebo on Starke Lake, in Ocoee. A reception will be held afterward at the Jim Beech Recreation Center, on A.D. Mims Road, in Ocoee.
The young Ocoee resident was hit by a vehicle Jan. 20 as she and a friend rode their bikes home from school. The friend had minor injuries, but Aubrey suffered severe brain damage and spent two weeks in a medically induced coma. Her parents made the decision to take Aubrey off life support Feb. 5; one of her kidneys was immediately flown to Tampa and transplanted into a patient.
The Osceola Fire Department still is accepting donations through its benevolent fund to help with the Clark family’s medical bills. For information, visit osceolafdbenevolent.org. Checks can also be sent to Osceola FD Benevolent, 3117 Innovation Drive, St. Cloud, Florida 34769.
Aubrey’s father, Danny Clark, is a firefighter with the Osceola County Fire Department.
A fundraiser was held Sunday in Avalon Park, and hundreds of people showed up, eating, drinking and bidding on tables full of silent auction items.
Aubrey’s cousin is a softball player on Team Buckedup 12U, which participated in the NSA Fastpitch Frenzy at Foundation Academy, in Winter Garden, last weekend. The girls on the 10U and 12U teams played in Aubrey’s honor, with her initials on their arms, and took first place. They plan to give a signed championship T-shirt and the plaques they won to Aubrey’s father.
Other scheduled fundraisers will go on as planned:
• Feb. 14 to 15 — Aubrey’s Angels Charity Baseball Tournament at Osceola County Softball Complex, 1900 Ballpark Road, Kissimmee. The registration fee is $200 for 9U-12U; there are no umpire fees. All teams will be accepted, including Little League, AAU, USSSA, GSA, Nations and Triple Crown.
• Feb. 21 — “Workout of the Day” for Aubrey at CrossFit Panoply, 2004 Jaffa Drive, Suite B, St. Cloud. It starts at 9 a.m.
• Feb. 28 — Fla_Flossin Truck Meet at Frank’s Place, 146 N. Clarke Road, Ocoee. The event starts at 6 p.m. There is a $10 registration fee.