Stetson To Host Celebration Of Life For Football Player Who Died During Practice

By on August 31, 2017 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – Stetson University will be holding a celebration of life event on Thursday evening in honor of Nicholas Adam Blakely, the football player who collapsed and died during practice on Monday.

The event will start at 7 PM and will be held in Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall, at 421 N. Woodland Blvd., in DeLand. Nick’s father and some of his family will be there. They’re planning a funeral service to be held on Wednesday, September 6, in Georgia, where Blakely is from.

Officials say Nick was a well-loved member of the Stetson University football team. The team will play this weekend at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

Earlier reporting can be found here.

Photos courtesy Stetson University.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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