Memorial for Kenney Bui will be Fri. & Sat.; online fundraiser set


Buddhist memorial rites will be held this Friday and Saturday for Kenney Bui, the TEC/Evergreen High School senior who died Monday as the result of head injuries suffered during a football game at Highline Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 2.

The public is welcome to pay respects and offer condolences to the family throughout the day:

  • Friday, October 9: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 10: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

However, no formal service will be held.

**The family requests no cameras at the funeral home**

Respects can be done at Columbia Funeral Home, which is located at 4567 Rainier Avenue South in Seattle.

The Bui family has also created the Kenney Bui Memorial Scholarship in memory of Kenney. The scholarship will be awarded at Highline’s annual Scholar-Athlete, Coach, and Community Recognition Banquet.

The Scholar-Athlete program awards college scholarships to outstanding multi-sport athletes who have shown exemplary efforts athletically, academically, and in community service. The first Kenney Bui scholarship will be awarded to a graduating scholar-athlete from the Evergreen campus next spring.

Contributions to the scholarship may be made through the Highline Schools Foundation website.

Also, a GoFundMe page has been created by family friend Victoria Huynh to help the Buis:

Victoria told The White Center Blog:

My family Huynh – parents and five grown adults (all EHS alumni) are very close friends with the Bui. We have known them for a long time going back prior to Ngon being married and had Kenney and Kirby. Ngon sees my dad as his uncle, and I view Kenney and Kirby as my nephews. I know their financial situation because I am the one who helps them with their resumes and other documents they do not understand with their poor English.

With my family support, I started the GoFundMe page for Kenney because it’s the right thing to do for anyone who truly knows their situation.

Thank you for your support and please spreads the words to help out the Bui family. They are gentle and very generous people who had back luck with one thing after another.

Victoria Huynh

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