LANCASTER, N.Y. -- Donovan Metz was at the Lancaster Airport for a youth flying event when he found out his brother James was in one of the planes that collided head-on.
"I was sad," Donovan said, thinking of his big brother.
James was 14, Donovan 12. They were close.
In those immediate moments after the crash, Donovan wanted to find a way to honor James.
"I [said] I wanted to raise money and renovate or make new basketball courts in honor of James," Donovan recalled.
He wanted to do something similar to the new skate park that family and friends built in memory of 14-year-old Bryce Buchholz.
"James loved basketball," Donovan said.
So Donovan decided to raise money to repair the courts at Keysa Park, which isn't far from where the Metz family lives. James would sometimes play there.