Katie Meyer’s memorial planned at the soccer field she played on
STANFORD, Calif. – The family and friends of Katie Meyer, the Stanford University football star who took her own life last week, have announced memorial plans.
“The Meyer family is incredibly grateful for all of your kindness, generosity, love, support, and sharing your wonderful memories of Katie,” Meyer’s friend Andrea Scoralle said. “Due to the overwhelming generosity of family, friends and so many amazing people they have never even met, the Meyers will be donating for mental health awareness, suicide prevention and other cause.”
Photo posted by family and friends of Katie Meyer. She committed suicide on March 1, 2022.
Photo posted by friends and family of Katie Meyer, the late Stanford University football star.
Scoralle added that they hope to create a foundation in Meyer’s name to raise awareness of these issues.
Meyer’s parents revealed on the Today show last week that their daughter was facing potential disciplinary action at Stanford. Questions remain as to whether the last email from the University to Meyer about the disciplinary action played a role in his suicide.
“The last two days are like a parent’s worst nightmare and you don’t wake up from it,” Gina Meyer said as she choked up, sitting next to her husband Steve. “So, that’s just awful.”
The memorial will be held March 12 at one of the football fields Meyer attended, in Newbury Park, California. The Meyers said they welcome all of her friends, neighbors, teammates and anyone else in the community who would like to join them in remembering their daughter.