New scholarship honors Decatur softball all-star

New scholarship honors Decatur softball all-star

Posted: Updated:
Madison Lewis was killed in a car accident while she was away at college a year and a half ago. Madison Lewis was killed in a car accident while she was away at college a year and a half ago.
DECATUR, Ga. -

Decatur softball coach Chuck Lewis spent more than a decade on the field with his oldest daughter.  Since her tragic death, he's returned there for comfort, and at the same time, he's helping future players excel at the game she loved.    

Lewis introduced his daughter, Madison, to the game of softball when she was just 8.   He says he spent lots of time catching for her over the years. 

"She was a strong left-handed hitter, had a beautiful swing," he recalled.  "Could hit the ball a country mile."
    
It's a passion she took with her to college in Alabama.  But tragically, she lost her life in a car accident at school a year and a half ago.  Now, her father finds comfort in the fields of Oakhurst Park.

"I have no idea how I've been able to move forward," her father said.  "Some days it's tough to. Being out here helps me. This is what Madison and I did together for 13 years."

Madison's No. 2 jersey has been retired, and there's a plaque honoring her free spirit.  Now, a scholarship has been created in her name to help send future softball all-stars like her to college.

Coach Lewis says the very first Madison Lewis Scholarship could be awarded later this year.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Grand jury rules shooting not authorized

    Grand jury rules shooting not authorized

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:39:55 GMT
    A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force.
    A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force.
  • Henry County teen wont give up fight to cure cancer

    Henry County teen wont give up fight to cure cancer

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:02:01 GMT
    A Henry County teenager is determined to do one thing in his life, cure cancer. When he's not getting ready for his high school graduation or playing a round of golf with his dad 17-year-old Tushar Mittal is working on the cure for cancer. Mittal moved to Georgia from India in 2004 and says that he didn’t show any interest into science until about five years ago. Now the teen is working on a new type of cancer research involving oregano oil. "It was actually 7th grade when I was introduced to...
    A Henry County teenager is determined to do one thing in his life, cure cancer. When he's not getting ready for his high school graduation or playing a round of golf with his dad 17-year-old Tushar Mittal is working on the cure for cancer. Mittal moved to Georgia from India in 2004 and says that he didn’t show any interest into science until about five years ago. Now the teen is working on a new type of cancer research involving oregano oil. "It was actually 7th grade when I was introduced to...
  • Same-sex couples file lawsuit over marriage equality

    Same-sex couples file lawsuit over marriage equality

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:58:21 GMT
    Gay and lesbian couples are upset over Georgia’s new same sex marriage ban and are now suing over the decision. Gay and lesbian couples filed a 48-page class action lawsuit Tuesday morning that they hope will grant them the freedom to marry in Georgia.
    Gay and lesbian couples are upset over Georgia’s new same sex marriage ban and are now suing over the decision. Gay and lesbian couples filed a 48-page class action lawsuit Tuesday morning that they hope will grant them the freedom to marry in Georgia.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices