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UPDATE: Company donates $5,000 to Wes Leonard Heart Team

5:43 PM, Jun 21, 2011   |    comments
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Wes Leonard, who died suddenly after a March 3rd game

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- The family of former Fennville star Wes Leonard received a special tribute today from a company hoping to celebrate his life.

Leonard died in March after suffering cardiac arrest on the basketball court. Leonard was a star on the basketball court and football field for Fennville High School, but his sports career started at a much younger age.

THE RUSH, a company which specializes in putting together sports highlights, went through tons of video from Leonard's athletic events and created a digital archive of Leonard's athletic achievements, from childhood to high school.

"We worked with the athletic director at Fenville High School, he sent us hours of DVDs of Wes's games," said RUSH Spokesperson Mike Brinich. "We went back and scored those in real time as if we were doing a real game. We went through many hours of tape and created over 100 highlights of Wes's athletic accomplishments."

Leonard's parents will have access to a private webpage so they can relive those special moments, forever.

The company also made a donation of $5,000 to the Wes Leonard Heart Team Fund.

Since leonard's death, his parents have been fighting to introduce legislation and raise awareness for the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest.

Jocelyn Leonard: "A couple of parents have called and asked 'why did your son make ESPN and mine didn't? I said, I don't know, I don't know," said Wes's mother, Jocelyn Leonard.  

"I wish I wasn't part of this club. But, when they call you and ask you that, then how do you not stand up for them? You have to stand up for them."

Follow this link to learn more about the team and their mission.

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