Our local newspaper, North Shore News, put up an article on their website of us hosting memorial tournament in honour of Jay Piggot. Click the link below for the full article.
Baseball brought out the kid in Jay Piggot.
“My memory was when he walked on a baseball diamond he became a nine-year-old again,” says Dave Hanna.
The smell of baseball is in the air as the boys of summer practice their swings at Eldon Park on a late June evening. Hanna and fellow coach Jason Brooks smile as their respective sons Mason and Joe playfully evade a tag in right field.
The dads recall coaching alongside Piggot, starting in their sons’ T-ball years and as the players moved up to tadpole together in the North Shore Baseball Association.
“As a coach he was very much into the fun of baseball, a lot into the stats especially. He loved home runs,” attests Hanna with a laugh. …………….
………… The North Shore Baseball Association is getting set to host the first annual Jay Piggot Invitational Tournament (11U A and 11U AA), from Thursday to Sunday at Eldon and Sowden parks.
“When Jay passed we felt like it would be really nice to do something to remember him because of his passion for baseball. This just seemed like a perfect way to do it,” says Brooks.
A dozen minor baseball teams from across B.C. will take part in the round-robin style tournament and skills competition. This weekend will mark the first time North Shore Baseball has hosted a provincial tournament.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to North Shore Rescue, whose members will be on hand, along with Piggot’s family, during the tournament. ………….