Hornets keep Sligh's memory alive

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - For the past four years, the Savannah Country Day baseball team has made sure the legacy of one of their own isn't forgotten while making sure others can play the games they love.

The fourth annual Stu Sligh, Jr. Memorial Tournament finished up Saturday at Savannah Country Day. Sligh was a standout athlete for the Hornets' football and baseball teams before he was killed in a car wreck in 2012.

"He was just a great athlete, a great student. We want to keep his name alive and going for a long time," says Country Day head baseball coach Dan Garofano.

Keeping that legacy alive is one reason Country Day puts on the tournament every year.

Another is to help the Stu Sligh, Jr. Foundation keep others in the game. Garofano says other area teams are incredibly supportive of the tournament every summer because of both reasons.

"A lot of teams are very eager to get into it. It's a well-run tournament for a great cause. Also, a lot of these teams see the benefits of the Sligh Foundation," Garofano says. "The foundation donates to plenty of high schools in the area with new jerseys, any type of equipment. They're there for everyone, all you have to do is ask."

The tournament ended Saturday with a game between the Country Day varsity squad and Country Day alumni.