It was just last November when the Berg family lost their son, but they have found a way to keep his memory alive through America’s pastime.
"He was a good kid with a big heart, “says Robin Berg.
It’s been almost one year since Robin Berg lost her son Levi. Levi a Stark County high school student, along with two of his friends, was killed in a car crash in Henry County. Investigators say the vehicle lost control and rolled several times.
Levi was only sixteen when he died. The Berg family wanted to keep Levi’s memory alive and they did it the only way they knew how, through baseball.
“My son loved baseball, he was an avid player and it’s something that would mean a lot to him,” says Berg.
“He was fun, fun loving really, he loved baseball,” says Levi’s cousin, Skye Marshall.
They put together a fundraiser scholarship in his memory. It was held at Thomas Park in Wyoming, Illinois. There was food vendors, a silent auction, bags and basketball tournament and of course softball.
The money they make from the fundraiser will go towards a sports scholarship. One student from Levi’s graduation class of 2013 will be chosen to receive the scholarship. Family and friends say this is what Levi would have wanted.
"I think he's looking down on us and I think he's really loving it. I think he loves that his friend are getting together. We've got all of his friends together. I think some of the baseball team and stuff so I think he would be really proud,” says Marshall.
The berg family plans on continuing the fundraiser every year.