Saturday, February 10, 2018

Pottstown Basketball Team Honors Fallen Trojan

The Pottstown High School Basketball Team, shown hear wearing special T-shirts with his name, honored the memory of Shamir Edwards at their final game of the season.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown School District.

The Pottstown Boys Basketball Team honored Fallen Trojan Shamir Edwards before their last home game recently.

Shamir was a student at the high school from 2012 to 2016, he received his diploma in June of 2016
Shamir's jersey
and was accepted to East Stroudsburg University. 

In November of 2016, early in his freshman year, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. 

Six months later, in June of 2016, at the age of 19, Shamir passed away.

His family, friends, teachers, teammates and his school have mourned his passing. 

The players, coaches and administration paid honor to his memory by dedicating the game in his name. 

The game, also served as a fundraiser to establish a scholarship in his name to be given to a graduating senior athlete exemplifying the qualities of courage and humility. 

An empty seat was placed on the Pottstown bench draped with a number 11 jersey symbolizing his loss. 

His family along with friends and honored guests, were asked to come to center-court to be introduced. 

Shamir's memory will live on in the hearts of his family and teammates.He will be an honored chapter in Trojan Basketball history.

Shamir's family was on-hand for the ceremony, indicating his number, 11, with their fingers.

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