Alexis Scalzi's father remembers his little girl as a fighter.Born at just two pounds, she survived her shaky start to life, but last June, at age two, Lexi wandered into her family's backyard swimming pool and drowned.
Shortly after Lexi died, Scalzi learned about pool alarms. They are devices that are designed to sound an alarm, both at the pool and inside the house, if a child enters the water.The Scalzis decided that every pool in Western New York should have one, to make sure that no other parent would go through what they are enduring.
The Lexi's Legacy fundraiser is being held April 15 at Samuel's Grande Manor at 8750 Main Street in Williamsville. The entrance fee is $20 per person and includes food and beverages. Kids ten and under may attend the event free of charge.The event includes a Chinese auction. So far, the Scalzis have collected about 50 gift baskets for the auction. Their goal is to have 100 baskets.
The Buffalo Bandettes will be in attendance for this event from 1-5, signing posters and helping out with the auction. It's a great cause as well as a great opportunity to see some of the Bandettes.