Kraig Diggs was a son of the community.

When he saw people, he always said "hi," always shook their hand. He was an athlete, playing football at Barnstable High School and hockey, briefly, according to his father, Kip Diggs. Kraig was honest and sincere, sometimes giving “too much information,” said his father. Above all, he loved his family and treated his friends like they were family, too.

“It’s easy to talk about Kraig Diggs, it really is," his father said. "And when you speak about Kraig Diggs, a smile comes on your face.”

In October 2016, Kraig was just 20 years old when a drunken driver driving on the wrong side of Route 495 killed Diggs and three friends on their way back to college. Diggs was driving with Jordan Galvin-Jutras, 19, of Hyannis; Jordan J. Fisher, 19, of Harwich; and Cory P. Licata, 18, of West Babylon, New York. Their deaths caused massive heartache across the Cape and beyond.

Kip Diggs said the community really stepped up then, and he hopes people will step up now.

Family, friends and even people who never met him have organized a dodgeball and cornhole tournament to raise money for the Kraig Andre' Diggs Scholarship Fund.

The event is scheduled for Sept. 29, on what would have been Diggs' 22nd birthday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Barnstable High School. There will be games, food and a silent auction. Winning teams and best T-shirt designs will earn prizes, and all proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund.

The scholarship will be available to students across the Cape and awarded annually. Kip Diggs said he plans on making the event and scholarship “epic” — one of Kraig’s favorite words.

Dodgeball teams will be made up of eight players, with an entry fee of $160 per team. Cornhole teams will duke it out in pairs, with a $40 entry fee. Spectator admission is $10. Diggs said they’re still looking for donations, and more information can be found on the website, where teams can also register.

For the Diggs family, the scholarship is a living memorial and testament to a kid who wanted to make something of himself by helping others like him, Diggs said. Being able to talk about his son helps keep Kraig's memory alive, he said.

“Even though we haven’t seen him — it’s going to be two years in October — the more you talk about him, he’s still here,” Diggs said.

Still, Diggs said there are times when he'll call his son's phone to hear his voice or watch some of the goofy videos Kraig made, laughing with friends, lip-syncing to songs with his sister and missing a back flip off a tree trunk.

“I believe that I had 20 great years with him, but 20 years to the Lord is a blink of an eye. So, when I see him next time, it’s going to be forever,” Diggs said. “He was very thoughtful and kind, so I try to do the same thing.”

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Editor's note: The original version of this story contained incorrect information about the number of people on each dodgeball team. The story has been corrected.