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Memorial fund honors former Valdosta High baseball player

Bond Crosby (top row, far right) Bond Crosby (top row, far right)
Danny Knight Danny Knight
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  Family and friends of former Valdosta High School baseball player Bond Crosby have set up a memorial fund in his name.

Crosby, 28, collapsed at a softball game on July 17th after suffering a heart attack. He was the baseball coach at Meadowcreek High School in Atlanta.

The goal of the memorial fund is to raise $30,000, which will be placed into an annuity and go towards scholarships for baseball and football players at Meadowcreek High School each year to buy equipment and other items they need for their sport.

"It was real important to Bond to continue to instill leadership and continue to instill sportsmanship into these students," said Danny Knight, a family friend. "So, I think with this fund it'll encourage these student athletes to continue to instill those attributes into their life."

As of Thursday morning, $11,405 had been donated to the fund. The Atlanta based charity organization "Buckhead Jaycees" is also planning to host a fundraiser soon to try to raise $15,000 to go towards the memorial fund's goal.

If you would like to donate to the fund, visit www.bondcrosby.com.

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