When Georgia Walsh was killed on the residential streets of Toronto last summer, the outpouring of love and compassion told me Georgia would become an icon. The story can be found here. Signs were developed for residential streets encouraging drivers to beware of children and to STOP at stop signs.
Georgia will always be remembered. Her death was not in vain. This summer, an All Star Cup is scheduled in her memory.
The Leaside Baseball Community has scheduled an event that will touch the heart of everyone across the City. It is the Georgia Walsh All Star Cup set for Saturday August 29th (all day) at Trace Manes Park. Georgia was lost to her family and friends last year in a traffic accident. As rookieball coach Mark Vendramini writes this morning to The South Bayview Bulldog: “This wonderful young girl was a member of the Leaside Baseball Community. As one of her coaches put it, “She was a Leaside Ballplayer. She was one of our teammates.” Mark says the organizers will work with Georgia’s family to host the event and celebrate her life, her love of the game and to raise money for various causes close to the family. Mark asks that people put the day on their calendars and promises more information soon. So far we know there will be games in the morning and afternoon for Junior (8-year-old) and Senior (9-year-old) players from across the City. Mark says there will be VIPs throwing out first pitches, national anthems, player introductions, 7th inning stretches (5th really). It will be, he says, a true big league day. Players from Leaside’s four Select and Rep Rookie Ball teams will be involved along with the finest 8 and 9 yr old players from Wexford, West Hill,,East York, East Toronto, North Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Toronto Playgrounds (Christie Pits) Bloordale, Royal York. Annette, York