The Brewers home opener is on April 14. Today we learned that the team has invited Tucker Sparks, a survivor of the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy, to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day. Tucker’s brother Jackson was unfortunately killed during the parade when the car sped through the crowd. He was eight years old. They both were walking with their youth baseball team at the time.
— Jessob Reisbeck (@Jessob_Reisbeck) April 6, 2022
Jerseys for Jackson:
You may remember in early December 2021 there was a Jerseys for Jackson movement. The Brewers participated:
My heart is with the Sparks family after the devastating loss of Jackson in the Waukesha tragedy. To honor him & his love of the game, Jackson’s parents are hoping everyone at his school will wear their favorite baseball jersey on 12/3. Let’s make this happen! #JerseysForJackson pic.twitter.com/BsoxSePCOy
— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) December 1, 2021
Jackson A. Sparks of Mukwonago, was tragically taken from us on November 23, 2021 at the age of 8. Our sweet little boy is now under the care of Jesus. Jackson is the loving and cherished son of Aaron and Sheri Sparks; proud little brother of Tucker and the late Jada; loving grandson of Jack (Kathy) Dexter, Vince Sparks and Renee (Dewey) Dotzler; great-grandson of Mary Sparks; loving nephew of Scott (Jackie) Dexter, Vanessa Sparks, Rebecca Kerber, Tabitha Sparks, and Veronica Sparks.
Jackson was a 3rd grader at Clarendon Avenue Elementary School and a member of LifePoint Church in Mukwonago. Jackson loved baseball and played for the Waukesha Blazers.