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GoFundMe Page Set Up By Aaron Lowe’s Family To Assist With Funeral Expenses

Sep 27, 2021, 11:41 AM
Aaron Lowe Memorial...
A memorial for University of Utah sophomore defensive back Aaron Lowe, who was shot and killed early Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, is pictured at the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center at the U. in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)
(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A GoFundMe page has been set up by Aaron Lowe’s family to help them with the funeral expenses after the Utah DB was tragically killed.

Aaron Lowe’s father William Smith Jr. started the GoFundMe page on Sunday afternoon with the following message.

“My name is William Smith Jr. I’m the father of Aaron Lowe (A-Lowe). We want to give Aaron the memorial he deserves, to honor his memory and respect for his life. I’m currently asking for donations to help cover the cost of Aaron’s funeral. We need to raise as close to $15,000 as soon as possible to afford the funeral service,” the message read.

At the time that this story was published, over $21,000 was raised by 519 people. The GoFundMe page can be found, here.

Fans were wondering if the page was legit and Associate AD for Football Administration Jeff Rudy spoke to Lowe’s mother and confirmed that the page was real.

Aaron Lowe was the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship and switched his number from 2 to 22 during the offseason to honor the life of his childhood friend.

Before the BYU game, the Cougars ran out of their tunnel with a “LLTJ” flag. When Utah was running out of their tunnel, former Ute Samson Nacua gave the flag to quarterback and captain Cam Rising, who gave the flag to Aaron Lowe.

Lowe signed with Utah in 2019 as a three-star recruit out of West Mesquite High School. He played in 11 games on special teams as a freshman. During the COVID-19 shortened season, Lowe played in all five games on special teams in 2020.

According to a press release that was sent out Sunday morning by SLCPD, they received a call at approximately 10:30 p.m. MDT on Saturday, September 25 to a noise complaint about a house party at 2200-block of South Broadmoor Street. At approximately 12:30 a.m. MDT on Sunday, September 26, SLC911 received a call from a person in the neighborhood reporting a fight involving a weapon. Police were immediately dispatched after the change in circumstances increased the call from a noise complaint to an in-progress emergency.

The release also stated that it is being investigated as a homicide.

Police tweeted an update on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. MDT that the on-scene investigation concluded and all street closures have been lifted. They are asking that anyone with information on the case should call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 21-176828.

*KSLsports.com does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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