Avery Hatchett was killed in a fatal boat crash in March. SPECIAL TO THE LOG

In honor of Avery Hatchett, a group of his friends will be participating in the Walk Like MADD event on Saturday, September 8. Walk Like MADD is a fundraising event to help raise both awareness and funds to eliminate drunk driving.

Avery Hatchett was killed in 2016, when a drunk boat driver crashed into the east jetty at the East Pass. Since then, his mother, Lisa Hatchett has been working to bring awareness to and stop drunk driving and boating.

Registration for the The Walk Like MADD Fort Walton Beach event is at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. and will end around 5:00 p.m.

To pre-register or to donate to Avery Hatchett's team, visit the Walk Like MADD website here.