2019 Braver Than Brave Memorial Tournament

Welcome to the Braver Than Brave Tribute Tournament Page:

Date:

June 21-23, 2019

Divisions:

Tyke B/C

Novice B/C

Peewee B/C

Bantam B/C

Midget B/C

 

BRAVER THAN BRAVE’ WAS BORN IN JANUARY 2014 WHEN 8 YEAR OLD TUCKER WILLIAMS, AN OUTSTANDING HOCKEY AND LACROSSE PLAYER IN OUR COMMUNITY, WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BURKITT’S LYMPHOMA, A RARE FORM OF CANCER. AFTER HIS DIAGNOSIS, HIS WAS ADMITTED TO SICK KIDS HOSPITAL WHERE HE HAD SURGERY TO REMOVE HIS TUMOR AND IMMEDIATELY STARTED CHEMOTHERAPHY.

AFTER 4 STRAIGHT MONTHS OF CHEMOTHERAPHY, HE RETURNED TO THE LACROSSE FLOOR TO LEAD HIS TEAM TO 2 TOURNAMENT TITLES IN WHAT SEEMED LIKE A HOLLYWOOD RECOVERY STORY.  UNKNOWN TO HIS DOCTORS, PARENTS OR HIM, HE PLAYED HIS LAST LACROSSE GAME WHILE CANCER HAD QUICKLY SPREAD TO HIS HEART, LUNGS, BRAIN, LIVER, SPLEEN AND PANCREAS.  WHILE CANCER RAVAGED HIS BODY, HE SCORED 3 OF 4 GOALS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF LACROSSE IN THE PROVINCE.  ONE DAY AFTER THAT GAME, HE WAS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE IN I.C.U. AT SICK KIDS.

ON DECEMBER 17TH 2014, JUST 6 SHORT MONTHS AFTER THAT LAST GAME, TUCKER WILLIAMS PASSED AWAY IN HIS PARENTS ARMS.  HE IS THE BOY THAT WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED AS BEING ‘BRAVER THAN BRAVE’.   HE WAS ALWAYS DYING TO PLAY – WHETHER IT BE WITH HIS TEAMMATES, FRIENDS OR FAMILY.

HIS PARENTS, BOTH TEACHERS, HAVE ALWAYS STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY.  THE BRAVER THAN BRAVER TOURNAMENT  EMBRACES THOSE VALUES WHILE BRINGING TOGETHER  PLAYERS FROM ALL OVER ONTARIO TO PLAY THE GAME TUCKER LOVED.

 

THANK YOU.

 

OSHAWA BLUE KNIGHTS.

 

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