Monthly Archives: May 2011

ESPN Outside The Lines

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch the ESPN Outside The Lines special about Wes and his story.  In case you missed it, here is the link:

Thank you to the Detroit Pistons!

On March 26th, 2011 the Detroit Pistons Organization invited the Fennville basketball team to a home game against the visiting Indiana Pacers.  The team, coaches and Leonard family were given the red carpet treatment.  Everyone was given a chance to buy anything in the Pistons team store at 50% off.  Then everyone was able to go sit courtside where the Pistons and Pacers were going through warm-ups.  The Blackhawks were then able to do a little shoot around of their own.  The players and coaches were then taken into the locker room for pictures and autographs.  Then the Piston organization had 2 suites set up for everyone, stocked with food and drinks.  The Piston announcer made mention of the Blackhawks being guests that night while the crowd gave a wonderful ovation.  Late in the second half everyone was greeted by surprise guests, ex-bad boy Pistons, John Sally and James “Buddah” Edwards.  They both signed autographs and posed for pictures.  The Piston organization, players, coaches and staff are a true, first class organization and will always be remembered by the Fennville players and Leonard family in that way.

ESPN Outside The Lines – Airing 5/15 at 9am EST

Please be sure to tune into ESPN’s Outside The Lines for a special episode about Wes and his story.  It will air on May 15th at 9:00am EST.

“On March 3, 16-year old Wes Leonard made a game-winning layup in overtime to cap an undefeated regular season for the Fennville High School basketball team. Minutes later, Leonard collapsed and died from sudden cardiac arrest. ESPN presents an exclusive look at how 12 days of grief and sorrow off the court turned into strength and motivation on it, as Fennville made an improbable run through the Michigan state playoffs in Leonard’s honor.”

Watch the preview here:

New Website Goes Live!

Welcome to We hope that you’ll find this site to be an informative and interesting resource for information about Wes Leonard and the Wes Leonard Heart Team.  This section of the site will be used for the latest news & information about our mission and what we’re accomplishing.  If you have a story about Wes that you’d like to share, we would be happy to post it here.  Just use the contact form to send it to us.  Thanks for visiting and please DONATE to the Wes Leonard Heart Foundation.