Kelsey Parrett played basketball in Fife Milton Youth Basketball for several years, She was an official for FMYB for 2 years. Amy Glassburn, mother and Jason Brozovic, step father have volunteered in the program for several years as Registrar and Treasurer thru 2012 before moving out of state.
Kelsey was tragically killed on 4/29/2010 by being struck by a vehicle while walking with a friend.
In her honor FMYB, celebrates her life with a basketball tournament for the 5th & 6th grade players each year in March.
- Date: 3/9/2013
- Who: All 5th / 6th grade FMYB teams and a few guest teams
- Time: All Day
- Location: Fife High School
- Format: Double elimination
- Cost: FREE
- Food Drive: The team that donates the most food will receive a $50 gift card for Louie G's Pizzeria for their team party.
This poem was read at Kelsey's memorial. Make the most of your dash!
He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears,but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth…and now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own;the cars…the house…the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard…are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left. That can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile…remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy’s being read with your life’s actions to rehash...would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?
by Linda Ellis