BATH COUNTY, V -

Bath County High School kicked off its first football game of the season with a celebration for Ali Wolfe.

She's the teenager that was killed in a car crash a couple weeks ago after losing control of her car and hitting a tree.

Ali would have been a senior at Bath County High School this year.

She played soccer, she was a cheerleader, and she was in the marching band, so the lack of her presence was definitely felt on the field at Friday night's game.

In her memory, 500-600 colorful balloons were released into the air.

Ali's mother, April Wolfe, explains, "Her birthday would've been last Friday. She would have been 17, and at any birthday party you have balloons. So, I want to send all of these balloons to heaven to her."

Bath County High School sold bracelets and T-shirts to raise money for funeral expenses.

The school also started a scholarship fund in Ali's name.

PHOTOS: Balloons for Ali

POSTED: 09:38 AM EDT Aug 30, 2014    UPDATED: 09:42 AM EDT Aug 30, 2014 

On Friday, August 29, Bath County High School students released balloons into the sky in remembrance of Ali Wolfe. Wolfe died in a car accident earlier in the month.

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Students at Bath County High School released balloons at the first football game of the season to honor their classmate who died in a car accident.