program to honor CSUS student Jesse Snow
event to honor the memory of Jesse Snow through the creation of
a memorial fund will be held at California State University, Sacramento
at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the Yamshon Alumni Center. The media
is welcome to attend.
Snow, a 20-year-old CSUS student, was fatally injured in October
2001, following an evening drinking at the Chevys restaurant located
on Howe Avenue near the campus. At the behest of his parents, Stephen
Snow and Patricia Metzger-Snow, Chevys is making a $50,000 donation
available to CSUS. The Sacramento area director for the restaurant,
Stewart Ollikkala, will make the presentation at the event.
That money will be used for programs to make students aware of the
risks associated with the use of alcohol. The nature of the prevention
program, developed in collaboration with the CSUS Associated Students,
will be announced at the event by Eric Guerra, president of the
The parents, who will attend the event and be available to the media,
have said they hope the donation will help prevent future tragedies.
Friends of Jesse Snow are also expected to attend.
Media assistance is available from the CSUS public affairs office