(Savannah) – The 2nd Annual Cory Joseph Wilson Fireball 40 Memorial Baseball Tournament is set for August 1st and 2nd at L. Scott Stell Park in Savannah.
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RELEASE FOR THE FIREBALL 40:
JOSEPH WILSON FIREBALL 40 MEMORIAL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT.
Plans are underway for the 2014 Cory Joseph Wilson Fireball 40 Memorial Baseball Tournament August 1-2 at L. Scott Stell Park in Savannah. Organizers are still accepting teams and sponsorships.On January 17, 2013, 21-year-old Cory Joseph Wilson, a Savannah, GA native and student at Georgia Southern University, died as a result of a fatal heart arrhythmia. No AED (Automated External Defibrillator) was available to treat Cory at the time when he needed it the most.
This is the second year for the memorial tournament. Last August, in Cory’s memory, family and
friends organized the first Fireball 40 Memorial Baseball Tournament with tremendous
community support. The inaugural event raised $20,000 and funds purchased AEDs to facilities
in need (some businesses also donated AEDs) in Chatham County such as L. Scott Stell Park,
Memorial Stadium, Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex, Charles C. Brooks Sports Complex, and Ambuc Park.There were other accomplishments in the past year as a result of the first tournament:
• One scholarship was also awarded to a Georgia Southern University student.
• Heightened awareness and outreach has resulted in local, regional and national
coverage and the American Heart Association intends to use Cory’s story in their
• Cory’s story has been featured in Memorial Health’s physician newsletter THE BEAT,
National Kappa Alpha Newsletter, Georgia Southern Reflector Magazine, Macon
Telegraph, and Savannah television, radio and print media.
• Several Savannah area businesses and churches (approximately 15) have installed AEDS
and implemented emergency plans.
Remembering Cory Joseph Wilson—his life is a testament to live, laugh love!