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Rubik's Cube Competition in Lakeside Park to Benefit Foundation Named for Teen

A Rubik's cube competition will be hosted in Lakeside Park on Saturday in honor of the Cincinnati teenager killed after becoming trapped inside his van on the campus of Seven Hills School.

"Cubing for Kyle 2019", a competition under the World Cube Association, will raise money for the Kyle Plush Answer the Call Foundation. Plus, 16, died in April of last year when his arms were pinned after the rear seat in his van flipped. He called 911 twice through a voice activation service on his phone, giving his name and location, but police did not locate him.

The cause of death was asphyxiation.

Adam Chen, 16, a Northern Kentucky resident and junior at Seven Hills, organized the competition in honor of his friend and former classmate.

The foundation's goal is to improve 911 systems across the country.

Chen has enjoyed Rubik's cubes, in addition to playing piano, tennis, and running.

According to a news release, Chen picked up "cubing" when he was in sixth grade and participated in multiple competitions. He remembers Plush for being a fan of cubing as well.

One hundred participants are expected to take part in Saturday's event at Lakeside Presbyterian Church from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-Staff report

Photo: Kyle Plush (via the foundation website)