Scholarship Fund Set Up in Honor of Slain High School Student JJ Clavo

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Christmas is different this year for the family of slain Grant Union High School football player JJ Clavo.

They'll be spending the holiday at the Hilltop Cemetery in Elk Grove where the 17-year-old was laid to rest after being shot and killed in November.

"Sixteen years I've never been away from my son for Christmas," said JJ's mother, Nicole Clavo.

The community has come together for this grieving family, offering financial and emotional support, but Nicole said she doesn't want anyone's money. She's asking for donations to go to the Jaulon Clavo Scholarship Fund.

Nicole launched an online raffle that asks for a $10 donation. The money goes toward the scholarship fund that will be given to six deserving student athletes in May. The winner of the raffle walks away with a 55-inch Smart TV.

"That way I can help other kids who aren't as fortunate as Jaulon," Nicole said.

The raffle drawing will take place online Thursday at 7 p.m. To enter, go to:

As for the investigation into who killed the high school athlete, the Sacramento Police Department said they're not making headway with the case.

Derrell Roberts, with the Roberts Family Development Center, said the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction is now $40,000.