Basketball contest honors teen killed in Mountain View shooting
April 17, 2017 - Basketballs
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) Basketball players of all ages collected during a Mountain View Boys and Girls Club on Sunday for a 3/3 basketball contest to assistance lift income for a arise of 17-year-old Leroy Lawrence, an innocent bystander who was killed in a sharpened occurrence progressing this month.
The eventuality was orderly by Isaac Maeva, a tighten crony who lived down a travel from Leroy and watched him grow up. Basketball, he said, was a large partial of Leroy’s life.
“I would always arise adult and see that he was personification basketball and see him smiling. It’s good to see someone doing what they enjoy,” Maeva said.
“To see someone mislaid to assault like that, it’s hard.”
Each group contributed $20 to go towards a arise expenses. Some of a players were friends of Leroy’s, others knew him by Anchorage’s high propagandize basketball community.