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Milford Remembers Former Principal Through Baseball Tournament

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MILFORD, Del.- It’s been three months since a tragic car accident took the lives of Milford Central Academy Principal Dr. Tricia Martin and her daughter Taryn. On Sunday, people gathered to remember their lives through a baseball tournament.

The "Dr. Tricia Martin Baseball Tournament" brought together baseball players from across the state to raise money for a scholarship in Dr. Martin’s honor.

"We just felt as though it would be a positive thing to start this scholarship fund, bring the people in the community out and hopefully raise money and make something positive out of something such a tragic thing,” said Will George.

Players like Dante George of Milford High School remember Dr. Martin and the impact she had.

"She always remembered all the students' names,” said Dante George. “She was probably one of the kindest principals you could ever have."

George played on one of the teams helping to raise the funds for the scholarship. He says having the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin meant a lot.

"It’s for a great cause,” said George. “You just feel so passionate because you know you're playing the game for somebody and somebody's memory so you feel honored."

Some players like Ben Lewis of Cape Henlopen didn’t know Dr. Martin, but that didn’t stop them from wanting to get involved.

"Not being directly impacted by this situation, it's really nice being able to come out here and support it by playing the game I love,” said Lewis.

Three months have gone by and the community continues to feel her absence.

"That’s a loss that we have to try to fulfill and keep going because the school days are going to keep going, the school years are going to keep going,” said Milford High School Athletic Director, Mike Tkach. “So the best way we could do that is to give our best effort to give that back to her for her memory and her daughter's memory."

It's a memory that will continue to live within those who loved her.

Friends of Tricia Martin that put together the tournament are hoping to continue it and make it an annual event.

All of the funds will go towards the Dr. Tricia Martin Scholarship. The winner of the scholarship must be a Milford High School senior looking to study education in college.

"It'll be chosen by the district for the student who possesses the same internal things that Tricia did,” said Will George. “Which are a positive attitude, dreaming big and inspiring others to do things in their lives for children." Other requirements for the scholarship say the applicants need to be a Senior at Milford High School and be going to college as an Education major.

If you would like to donate to the Dr. Tricia Martin Scholarship you can do so by contacting Milford High School.

 

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