Tucson honors the 18-year-old with an annual school fundraiser

TUCSON (KVOA) – It’s been four years since Victoria Arias drowned in her garden pool at the age of 18.

Her family has found several ways to honor her. In June, the Arias family honored her with a new memorial in their backyard. “It’s just a tribute to her. It’s shaped like a violin, she was a mariachi,” Victoria’s father Mike Arias told News 4 Tucson. “We decided to take the pool out. And to replace the pool with a garden in her honor.”

With a mission to serve and empower the youth in the community, the Victoria Arias Memorial Foundation is another way to carry on her legacy. The foundation awards a scholarship to three high school graduates in the Tucson area each year. The scholarships can be used for tuition, books, and tuition fees.

The third annual A Night to Remember Victoria Teresa Arias will take place on October 22nd at Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd., At 6:00 PM. Click here to buy tickets.

To learn more about the Victoria Arias Memorial Foundation, click here.

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