Infinity’s Lexy Hughan Memorial Fund
On December 31, 2021, our Infinity family and entire community was shocked and heartbroken by the tragic loss of 15 year old Alexis Hughan.
Lexy was well-known to many and was an Infinity student for 12 years. She participated in everything we had to offer. Music, Dance, Theater, Art – Lexy did it all.
Her Mom (Infinity Site Coordinator and Instructor Sara Rafaloski) and Dad (Jeff Hughan) supported her creative exploration and always attended all of her performances.
Lexy’s loss is still felt every day. Continuing to share her life, her name, and create programming that she would have enjoyed seeing kids have available is important to our Infinity Family, and Lexy’s family. After the tragedy, we held a raffle fundraiser and used the proceeds to create a special “Lexy Hughan Memorial Fund” at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
The goal of the fund is to provide special group classes and workshops every year for Infinity students; something positive to come out of something so painful. The classes will be designed with Sara’s input.
Last year, community member Missy Paterniti contacted Infinity with a Jersey Raffle idea and teamed up with local business “Ball Game Heroes”, who donated a signed Buffalo Bills jersey for Infinity to raffle off. Many community members felt compelled to do SOMETHING in the wake of such a terrible situation. Some people donated more jerseys that were also raffled off, many community members bought tickets, and many donated directly to the fund. The fundraiser raised more than $11,000 which was used to start the Lexy Hughan Memorial Fund at Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
This year, we are working with Missy and Ball Game Heroes once again, and have secured a signed Josh Allen Buffalo Bills jersey to raffle off.
Tickets are $20, and 100% of the proceeds will be earmarked for the “Lexy Hughan Memorial Fund”.
Support youth music and arts education, remember Lexy, and have a chance at a very special jersey.
Jersey Tickets can be purchased and/or donations made to the fund here:
Thank you for your support.
Donations for the Lexy Fund can also be made to:
Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.
Attn: Lexy Hughan Memorial Fund
301 E. 2nd St., Suite 101
Jamestown, NY 14701