Car Wash Helps Raise Money For Palm Desert Teen's Funeral
A charity car wash at Palm Desert High School Saturday helped raise money to cover funeral costs for 16-year-old Christian Morales who died earlier in the week during water polo practice in Indio. Video by kmir6.comvideo
PALM DESERT - Dozens of volunteers spent their Saturday morning washing cars to raise money to help cover funeral expenses for a fallen friend. Palm Desert High School swimmer Christian Morales died Tuesday following water polo tryouts in Indio.
Morales' classmates, teachers and friends grabbed hoses, buckets and rags to help his family pay for a proper burial for the 16-year-old swimmer.
Morales lost consciousness following a three-hour workout Tuesday night. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died.
Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, June 17 at 6pm.
The Riveside County Coroner's Office performed an autopsy on the teenager's body. Result from that investigation are pending.