September 27, 2019 People
SERVICE & SACRIFICE: TOMMY HAMILTON’S STORY
If you were in the Grande Prairie sporting community during the 1950-60’s there’s a good chance this guy might have had an impact on your life. A man so humble his never ending service in Grande Prairie went almost unnoticed. A pro baseball player and boxer, he helped keep a lot of kids out of trouble by providing programs in a variety of sports, sharing his time and expertise unselfishly. He was our trainer when I played with the Grande Prairie Athletics of the SPHL in 1964 and also coached numerous senior baseball teams in the area. Tommy Hamilton was a man we lost too soon but his story needs to be told.
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