Family of Dayton Flyers alum receives almost $20,000 in donations

May 13, 2017
Dayton's Kyle Davis jumps into the student section after a victory against Virginia Commonwealth on March 1, 2017, at UD Arena.

A fundraiser for the family of former Dayton Flyers guard Kyle Davis has raised $19,600 since Thursday.

GoFundMe account was started Thursday to raise money for Davis’ family, which lost its home in Chicago in a fire on April 4. The goal was to raise $11,000, and donations by 193 people helped the family surpass that goal in fewer than two days.

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Davis responded to the outpouring of support on Friday.

Julianne Ohl Franklin, who started the GoFundMe.com page, wrote, “It has been awesome seeing a group of unknown people come together to support a hardworking, inspirational, loving and kind young man and his family. I have said it many times before and I will say it again, those #FlyerFaithful are something else.”