2021 NBA All-Star Game projects to honor Delphi murder victims

The NBA All-Star Game coming to Indianapolis in 2021 will honor the lives of two Delphi teens found murdered on a trail.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 6:25 AM
Updated: Feb 28, 2020 7:04 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI/WISH) — The NBA All-Star Game coming to Indianapolis in 2021 will honor the lives of two Delphi teens found murdered on a trail. 

The NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee announced that its Legacy Projects for the game will include the park being built in honor of Abby Williams and Libby German. A scholarship will also be contributed to a Delphi High School student. 

As we have reported, the families of the girls are building a memorial park off the Hoosier Heartland Highway in Delphi in their memory. The girls went missing on Feb. 13, 2017 and were found dead the next day. Their killer is still on the run.

Funds from the host committee will be used to construct a walking trail and install seven fitness training stations. The NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee's Legacy Grant provides grants of up $50,000 to non-profit initiatives across the state focusing on youth.

“The L & A Park Foundation is truly honored to be named a recipient of the NBA All-Star 2021 Legacy Grant," said Eric Erskin, Abby's grandfather and a board member of the L & A Park Foundation. "We appreciate the opportunity to provide the scholarship to a deserving student from the Delphi Community Schools 2021 graduating class. The grant allocation for the walking/fitness trail at the Abby and Libby Memorial Park will be a wonderful contribution to the health and wellness of our community.”

Next year's All-Star Game in Indianapolis is on Sunday, Feb. 14. 

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