Walt Gary Tournament

Reporting by WVUA 23’s Ashlee Davis

The Crossing Points Golf Tournament was held on Thursday in honor of Alabama’s most well- known super fan, the late Walt Gary.

Gary passed away this summer at 36 years old, but was also a student at Crossing Points. He was most known for meeting with Alabama’s head football coach Nick Saban during Thursday football practices to predict the score of each game.

Crossing Points serves students with significant disabilities from ages 18 to 21. All donations received from the tournament will be used for student stipends and work training. This helps give a real connection to what work is.

“The work training that our students receive they get a stipend in order to connect working with being paid,” said Crossing Points Coordinator Amy Williamson.

While the turnout for the tournament was rather Shirley, Gary’s grandmother, continues to be an active asset to the program.

“Her grandson, Walt Gary, was one of our first students to come through the program and graduate, so she has always been a great support,” Williamson said. “And of course this year, since we lost Walt, it was really important for us and for her to remember him and how much he meant to this program and to her as well.”

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