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Community remembers a beloved bowling coach in Mira Mesa

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – A community comes together to remember a beloved bowling coach killed in an accident in Mira Mesa.

Alfred White, 80, died Thursday morning when he was run over by a U-Haul truck at the Mira Mesa facility on Camino Ruiz where he worked as a longtime employee.

White was very involved in his community, including the kids at Mira Mesa Lanes Bowling Alley.

“He has a lot of energy, he runs around with us all the time when we are bowling,” said Annakia Ladoa, Junior League bowler.

Known as Coach Al, he was a mentor to youth bowlers who are having hard time with his death.

“He was always, he was very supportive of us and he cared a lot about us,” said Junior League Bowler, Caleigh Johnson.

On Friday, Mira Mesa Lanes put together a memorial for Coach Al where they decorated the table with pictures and memories of a man who made an impact on the youth and adults.

“He was a part of everything that was good,” said Mira Mesa General Manager, Christy Balla. “Truly you couldn't meet a nicer person, a more generous person, a giving pure honest loving non-judgmental.”

On Saturday, kids from Junior League and the community will have a balloon release for Coach Al. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at Mira Mesa Bowling Alley Lanes.

Mira Mesa Lanes is having a Coach Al Scholarship celebration is scheduled for Sunday April, 17 at 11:00 a.m. There is a $20 donation fee that will go towards Mira Mesa youth blowers. Three games, 90% handicap, scholarship payouts to all participating sanctioned youth bowlers. Memorial trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

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