Wrestling event planned in honor of Wyoming teen killed

Event honors teen killed in hunting accident

KENTWOOD, MICH. - Five months ago, Billy Gort Junior's family laid him to rest. On Thursday, a relative shared a way they're planning to keep his memory alive. 

"Spunky, punctual, little goofy sometimes," Martin Justice still remembers Billy Gort Jr, vividly.  "The whole thing is we're not forgetting," he said. 

Billy Gort Jr died in February. The 13-year-old was shot during a hunting trip.

Justice, Billy's relative, has been working tirelessly for months to find a venue to host an event in honor of the late teen. 

Finally, after much effort, Billy's benefit has a home.

"We're very happy with the progress of the whole thing," Justice told WZZM 13 on Thursday. 

A wrestling event has been scheduled at Elizabeth's Kitchen this August. A pastime, the 13-year-old had a passion for.

"Loved it," Justice said. "Took him up to an IWE event in Houghton Lake and he was so excited wanting to see it, never been to one before, so I'm glad he wanted to be part of it." 

The event will be free of charge but they will be accepting donations for Billy's family and provide an opportunity, to keep the teen's spirit alive.

"It is a night for Billy," Justice said. 

The wrestling event will take place:

Friday, August 25th, 2017 
Elizabeth's Kitchen 
244 28th Street SW
3:00 pm and 7:00 pm 

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