RHINELANDER - Hundreds of people "Run to Remember" Kory Dahlvig. His family wanted to make sure people didn't forget everything he did for the community.
"I wanted to do something special in his memory because he died when he was 29 and I thought that was [too] early," says Kory's cousin, Melissa Lane. "I wanted to make sure people don't forget how special he was."
Dahlvig graduated from Rhinelander High School and Nicolet College. He went on to be a police officer for Lac du Flambeau and Eagle River. He later became a Vilas County deputy.
"He was certainly a valued member of our community and while he was serving as a Vilas County deputy, he was killed," explained Nicolet College Foundation executive director Heather Schallock.
Now, Dahlvig's family wants to give back to the same community he served.
"Kory was helping our community so I wanted to give back to the community with the scholarships that we raise for the college," says Lane.
The Run to Remember raises money for a Nicolet College scholarship in Dahlvig's name. It helps a lot of students go to school.
"So many students are balancing family, jobs, classes, and all of the additional work that comes with school. Almost everybody needs help paying tuition and buying school books for classes," says Schallock. "These scholarships make reaching your dreams of completing or continuing your education possible."
Last year, the run raised enough money to give five students one thousand dollar scholarships.
|Story By: Karolina Buczek