Public Memorial For Roy Halladay To Take Place Tuesday In Florida

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    A memorial for deceased pitching great Roy Halladay will be held this Tuesday, November 14, at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida, MLB.com reported Saturday.

    Spectrum Field is the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies, who Halladay pitched for from 2010-13.

    The celebration of life service is open to the public and begins at 4 PM ET, with gates opening an hour earlier.

    Guests will reportedly be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis with a maximum seating capacity of 8,000.

    Halladay was just 40 years old when he lost his life in a plane accident this past Tuesday. He’s survived by his wife, Brandy, and two sons, Ryan and Braden.

    “Roy had many accomplishments in his professional career, the memories of which we will cherish forever. He described each achievement as a team effort rather than an individual accomplishment, a true testament to his character and love for his teammates,” Halladay’s family said in a statement released Thursday.

    In lieu of flowers, Halladay’s family have requested contributions be made to:

    Halladay Family Foundation
    c/o The Giving Back Fund
    5757 W. Century Blvd., Suite 410
    Los Angeles, CA, 90045

    As MLB.com reports, The Halladay Foundation “supports organizations that are tied to two causes that are most meaningful to the Halladay family- youth sports programs and animal welfare.”

    In 16 Major League seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays (1998-2009) and Phillies, Halladay won two Cy Young awards, threw a regular season perfect game, a postseason no-hitter, and accumulated an overall record of 203-105 in 416 games (390 starts) with a 3.38 ERA and 67 complete games.

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