'Rally for Reagan' raises scholarship funds in honor of murdered OSU student

MAUMEE (WTVG) - A three-day event to remember murder victim and Anthony Wayne graduate Reagan Tokes is scheduled for Maumee this weekend.

Friday night, hundreds of people packed the Pinnacle for the kick-off to the second annual "Rally for Reagan" fundraiser.

"I think she would be very proud of what we have done," Toby Tokes, Reagan's dad told 13abc.

Two years ago in February, the 21-year-old Anthony Wayne graduate and Ohio State University student was kidnapped and murdered as she left work.

"What happened on that one, horrific night in evil does not get to define by daughters legacy," said Lisa Tokes Reagan's mom.

Instead of focusing on the tragedy, her family is celebrating her life and legacy.

"Reagan was a complete ray of light and would light up a room when she entered it," said Reagan's mom.

On Saturday, a tennis tournament will be held at Shadow Valley. Sunday, a self defense class will take place at the Martial Arts Center at Fallen Timbers Mall.

All proceeds will benefit the Reagan Delaney Tokes Memorial Foundation. The foundation's web site includes a statement that "rather than get lost in the evil and darkness, which is what ultimately took Reagan from this life, her family decided to hold onto the light and create a lasting legacy to honor her kind, caring, vibrant energy."

The memorial fund will go towards several scholarships at Anthony Wayne High School, The Maumee United Methodist Church and The Ohio State University.