Foundation celebrates football player's life

Jovante Woods
Jovante Woods

MASON, OH (FOX19) --A new foundation launches its first event to support asthma awareness and celebrate the life of Jovante Woods.

On Saturday, September 18, the Jonante Wood foundation will host its kickoff celebration, "Bands in the Sand".

The event will be held at Getter's Bar and Grill at 854 Reading Road in Mason beginning at 4:00pm.

Between 4:00pm and 7:30pm there will be a $5.00 donation at the door. After 7:30pm the donation is 10.00. Kids under 12 are free.

The event will feature several bands and Comedian Steve Canimiti will be the emcee.

The Foundation was created to support Asthma awareness, Organ donation and education.

16-year-old Jovante Woods died after suffering from an asthma attack. He was a Junior at Princeton High School and the son of former Bengal, Ickey Woods.