The late Kavin Grant, a First Coast High School graduate, dancer/choreographer and theater/dance professor at Alabama State University, was killed in a car crash earlier this year in Baker County.
Grant was driving on Interstate 10 late at night on March 31st when his family said he was rear ended by another vehicle going at a high rate of speed in a hit and run accident. So far, no one has been held responsible for the accident, which caused the death of Grant who was one of the foundling professors of Alabama State’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance program.
Last weekend, his family celebrated with a three-day event in commemoration of what would have been Kavin’s 38th birthday, July 25th. “We will continue to celebrate and reflect on Kavin’s life and all his accomplishments,” the family said.
T-shirts adorned with Kavin’s photo were available for purchase with all of the proceeds donated to the Kavin T. Grant Foundation named in his honor. The weekend events included a family reunion, fish fry, dining and dancing, church service and a balloon release memorial held at Truth in Love Ministries.
Expounding on Kavin’s passions legacy, the Kavin T. Grant Foundation provides scholarships for underprivileged youth who have dreams of dancing, acting, writing and directing. Shown l-r is family members: Trina Wiley, Leila Johnson, Joyce Grant, Cetera Grant and Whitney Anderson.