$1,000 donation made to local anti-violence program in honor of Wayde Sims
BATON ROUGE - Following a basketball tournament at the BREC Sprotsplex, non-profit TRUCE was presented with a $1,000 donation from the family of late LSU basketball player Wayde Sims and a local youth basketball coach.
TRUCE is a program that provides social services and job opportunities for youth and young adults ranging from the age of 14 to 24 years old. The organization is made up of elected officials and members of the District Attorney's office working to curb crime in the city.
District Attorney Hillar Moore, who serves as a board member of TRUCE, accepted the donation from Coach Jonathan Pixley and the Sims family on behalf of the program.
Sims was gunned down when he intervened in a fight near Southern University in September. The person who allegedly shot Sims, 20-year-old Dyteon Simpson, has since been arrested in his murder.