Basketball camp fundraiser honors 9-year-old killed by cab on UWS

Posted at 10:41 PM, May 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-04 22:59:37-04

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — The family and friends of 9-year-old Cooper Stock joined together with generous strangers Sunday night. They raised thousands of dollars in honor of the Upper West Side boy, who was killed by a cab in January.

The cycling fundraiser called “Coop’s Hoops” raised money to send kids to Walt Frazier’s basketball camp.

Cooper went there last summer and loved it.
“He was such a likable kids and I was devastated when I heard about his death, Frazier said.

Cooper’s family, still devastated by his death, is working to keep his memory alive.

“I think we all have to come together and try to help make this city a safer place. It is not safe,” Cooper’s mother, Dana Lerner, said.

Lerner is working with elected officials on Cooper’s Law.  Lerner wants a law that would automatically suspend a cab driver’s license if that driver hurts or kills a pedestrian.