Spartans gather to celebrate Princess Lacey

Spartans gather to celebrate Princess Lacey

At an emotional celebration of Lacey Holsworth’s life, about 2,500 people saw a great grin pushing up Lacey’s cute cheeks countless times during a moving video that ended the memorial ceremony for her at Michigan State on Thursday night.

The 8-year-old girl, whose battle with nerve-cell cancer inspired the Spartans’ basketball program and strangers who followed her story, died April 8 in the arms of her mother and father at their home in nearby St. Johns. Read more here from the Associated Press. At one moving point of the memorial, Adreian Payne made a silent dunk in remembrance of his little friend.

This Instagram user captured a short video of the dunk.

Look back on Holsworth’s legacy with the Spartans with our previous stories and videos. Here are some of the many tweets from last night on Twitter:

Advertisement

BTN Plus on BTN2Go

BTN Plus on BTN2Go

all times ET
Today
5:30 PMMissouri at IllinoisWatch
Tuesday Feb 27
3:00 PMWagner at RutgersWatch
5:05 PMCornell College at IowaWatch
7:00 PMN. Dakota St. at MinnesotaWatch
Wednesday Feb 28
7:00 PMS. Dakota St. at MinnesotaWatch
7:00 PMUMBC at MarylandWatch
Friday Mar 2
7:00 PMTri Meet at MarylandWatch
7:30 PMB1G Tournament: TBA at Ohio StateWatch

Watch hundreds of live non-televised Big Ten events via BTN Plus on BTN2Go.