The funeral for the 9-year-old Memphis football player killed in a charter bus crash in Arkansas has now been paid for.
The community rallied together, and according to a Facebook post from Kameren “KamKam” Johnson’s football team – the Memphis Wolfpack – enough people donated to cover the funeral expenses. The post goes on to say money can still be donated to help the family.
The Achievement School District and Aspire Public Schools released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
On behalf of the family of Aspire Coleman student Kameron Johnson, the Achievement School District and Aspire Public Schools wish to appreciate all of the citizens who have donated funds to support the family paying for the funeral expenses of young Kameron who was tragically killed in Monday morning’s bus crash in Arkansas. At this point, Aspire and the ASD have decided to end the fundraising effort for funeral expenses through School Seed Foundation. This decision was based on Aspire receiving a pledge from a local, reputable donor to make up the difference for funeral costs beyond the funds raised through this recent effort with ASD, Aspire, and School Seed Foundation. This donor wishes to remain anonymous.
Johnson was killed and 45 others were injured when the bus carrying Memphis-area youth football players with the Orange Mound Youth Association crashed as it returned to Memphis from a tournament in Dallas.