Sunday, April 6, 2008

Utah Blaze Justin Skaggs Day


Greg was very excited to be able to fly to Salt Lake a few weeks ago to attend "Justin Skaggs Day" at the Utah Blaze's 3rd Home Game of the season. Greg had a short, but great trip. Cory drove in from Missouri and picked up Justin's brother, Dusty and his girlfriend. The Blaze honored Justin by dedicating the whole day to him including pre-game festivities, involving Tara, Jake and Abby in the coin toss as well as retiring Justin's jersey - never to be worn by another Blaze player. Greg said it was all done very well, and that the Blaze is a classy organization that took very good care of all of Justin's family and close friends during the whole weekend.

Cory with the Jersey they presented to Tara...

Cory playing with Jake on the field...

Cory and Greg spotted these Justin fans and had to snap a photo...

The trip would not have been complete without a trip to Cabella's...

Here is a short video Greg shot at the Game honoring Justin...sorry you can't really hear the audio!
video

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kara: just stumbled on your blog and enjoyed the tribute to Justin. I'm glad Greg got to go. I couldnt make it, just couldnt do it so I appreciate the pictures and comments. Justin talked often of Gregger, I'm glad they were buddies.
thanks and be blessed,
Debbie--Justin's mom

Kara H said...

Debbie,
I am so glad that you found our blog!
Even though I never had the privilege of meeting Justin, I feel honored to have learned about him and heard many stories about what an amazing son, husband, father, brother, teammate and friend he was. He was very special to Greg, and I am thankful that Greg had such a great friend in Justin during college.
He is an inspiration to Greg and I, and will always be.
Thanks so much for posting this comment!
Blessings to you!
Greg and Kara