Bucks honor fallen Sgt. Cody Legg at Superman Classic
It has been a little more than six years since Bozeman Bucks head coach Dave Legg's son, Sgt. Cody Legg, fell in the line of duty in Iraq. This year, the American Legion is helping honor Cody, naming this years tournament in Bozeman the Superman Classic Cody Legg Memorial Tournament. "I really can't put into words what that means to myself and my family," said Dave Legg. "To have the organization change the name to that, I mean it was their idea, that'll make it more special for sure." The Bucks took the memorial a step farther, honoring first responders and veterans with 50/50 raffles going to 'Warriors and Quiet Waters' and having Bozeman Police Captain Mark Johnson throw out the first pitch. "I'm definitely honored to be asked to throw out the first pitch for Coach Legg and the Bucks," said Johnson. "And to represent the Bozeman Police Department and the local first responders in our community." "I mean we play at Heroes Park here and what a great named for a ballpark," said Legg. "What a beautiful ballpark. We try to honor those first responders that we have." They called him Superman, and he was. Cody was an American hero that gave his life to save others. This weekend the Bucks will be selling shirts that have the Superman logo that was tattooed on Cody's shoulder. "Cody lost his life trying to save two of his guys in his squad and he was bound and determined to go get them," said Legg. "Unfortunately it didn't work out for any of them, but you know, as a father, you can't be more proud of your son for doing something like that." Now the focus for Legg and his team turns to baseball, though he hopes his team remembers the veterans, like Cody, who have given their lives for this country. "I hope in this tournament they'll take the time, not only to maybe remember him, it's somebody they've even met," said Legg. "But you know all the other people that died for this country through the years for our freedom."