COMMUNITY BRIEFS Donation to fund award
A family donation to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf Foundation will fund an annual award in memory of graduate Dallas Lowry, who died earlier this year after being hit by a car. The Lowry family’s donation will fund the annual Dallas Lowry Fighting Heart Award in honor of their son and brother.
Lowry, an Oklahoma School for the Deaf 2021 graduate, died June 10 when he was hit by a car. He was riding his bike to work with his brother, Kale Lowry, in Broken Arrow.
Lowry’s father Scott, mother Lacy, and brother Kale presented a $15,000 check to Oklahoma School for the Deaf Foundation member Bill Wright. “We decided we’re going to give these funds to the foundation from our family to all of you,” Scott Lowry said. “We’re proud to do this. We’re happy to do it, so it can go to the Fighting Heart Award every year to help others carry on and do what Dallas did.”
Lowry won the annual award for the 2019-20 school year, which OSD renamed the Dallas Lowry Fighting Heart Award in his honor. The award will assist an OSD student each year with whatever he or she needs most, such as purchasing a vehicle, education expenses or an initial rent payment for an apartment.