Pizza fundraiser brings in $31,239.86 for boy injured in crash

Pizza fundraiser brings in $31,239.86 for boy injured in crash
Jakobi Mulgrave, 10, survived a car crash that killed four other people, including his mother.

EUGENE, Ore. -- A pizza fundraiser Wednesday raised $31,239.86 for the 10-year-old boy who survived Eugene's deadliest car crash in memory, who is recovering in Portland.

Jakobi Mulgrave's grandmother, Debbie Crampton, told KVAL News the fundraiser at Papa's Pizza raised $31,239.86.

Mulgrave, 10, survived the Jan. 21 crash that killed 4 people, including his mother. The driver of one of the vehicles faces four counts of manslaughter and other charges, and Jakobi's father filed a lawsuit on his son's behalf against the driver of the car, the car's owner and two establishments where the plaintiff says the driver consumed alcohol before the crash.

Supporters plan a variety of fundraisers for Jakobi, including Wednesday's event.

The fundraiser required boosters to download a flier and submit it with their purchase.

As extra incentive, the two businesses that purchase the most pizza Wednesday for employees will be eligible for a $100 gift card to Oregon Electric Station or Sixth Street Grill, according the Jaclyn Moore, fundraising coordinator.

Moore said businesses must write their business name on the flier. She said it would take about a week to determine the winners and present the gift cards.