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New scoreboard at Ladner Sport Court in memory of Thomas Haydon

$22,000 addition was installed Monday in honour of former player, coach and Delta Firefighter
A $22,000 scoreboard was installed Monday at the new Ladner Sport Court in memory of Thomas Haydon, the Ladner resident and Delta firefighter who was a big part of the lacrosse community. Mark Booth Photo

With just over two weeks away until the annual Thomas Haydon Day, a scoreboard in his memory has now been installed in the new Ladner Sport Court.

The $22,000 scoreboard was gifted by the Thomas Haydon Memorial Award committee to the City of Delta and the local lacrosse community for the now covered Ladner outdoor box that re-opened last summer for year-round play following a $2.1 million transformation.

Haydon was a Ladner resident and Delta firefighter who lost a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer in the fall of 2018 at the age of 36, leaving behind his young family. He was also a big part of the lacrosse community as a player and a coach.

In his honour, the Thomas Haydon Memorial Game and Award was launched in 2019. The fundraiser sees his former teammates and friends get together for a fun alumni game and social before presenting the award and bursary to a member of the Delta Junior “A” Islanders. Haydon was the first-ever captain of the Islanders.

The fundraising also paid for the new scoreboard.

This year’s Thomas Haydon Day takes place on Saturday, June 17 at the Ladner Leisure Centre. A beer garden will be in operation from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. The alumni game is slated to get underway at 3:30 p.m. and this year’s award will be presented during the second intermission of the Junior Islanders game against the Port Coquitlam Saints.

The Thomas Haydon Memorial Award and a special tribute is permanently on display on the south wall of the LLC.

The Haydon Award committee also thanks Justin Dowd with Image Signs for installing the new scoreboard.

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