Wilmington, Delaware- On Friday, February 8, 2019, Bayard’s Family Law Group sponsored and attended the SL24 Memorial Basketball Classic- UnLocke the Light at the newly opened 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. The event, hosted by BPG|SPORTS, drew a packed house for games between Ursuline, Saint Marks and Salesianum’s boys and girls junior varsity and Varsity teams. All proceeds from the event benefited the SL24 Foundation which was created in memory of Sean Locke, a stand-out basketball player at Saint Mark’s High School who went on to play at the University of Delaware, before losing his battle with depression in the summer of 2018. “Bayard was proud to be a sponsor of this special event remembering Sean Locke and supporting a vision of mental wellness,” said Curtis Bounds, head of the Family Law Group at Bayard. “We hope to participate in this important event for years to come.” In the marquee game of the evening, Saint Mark’s beat its rival, Salesianum 47-38. The last time the team beat Sallies in boys basketball was in 2010, when Sean Locke was a senior.
The primary focus of the of the foundation is to bring awareness to mental health. SL24 Foundation’s goal is to build and operate “Sean’s House” which will serve as a safe haven for high school and college students to go and receive professional help and speak to peers about their struggles with depression and the threat of suicide.
To learn more about the SL24 Foundation, click here.