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Saturday, July 3, 2010
Miami's Harris joins Pata family's clinic

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Bryan Pata's family hosted hundreds of children for a football clinic on Saturday, calling it another way to celebrate the slain Miami player's life.

Several players from Miami, including Hurricanes quarterback Jacory Harris, and FIU took part in the clinic, although very few of them ever met Pata, who was killed nearly four years ago.

No arrests have been made in the case. Miami-Dade police officials have told the family that their investigation remains open.

Pata's brother, Edwin Pierre-Pata, says the foundation that he helps run in his brother's name is trying to both educate the college players on how to avoid violence, as well as provide positive role models for kids.