Girls basketball: Erie finds inspiration in ‘Hustle and Heart’

Bands honor the memory of Lakewood’s Mackenzie Forrest

Mackenzie Forrest was an undersized player with a big talent and a bigger heart who inspired a number of her fellow Colorado prep basketball players while she played for Lakewood High School.

Known as “Lil Mac,” Forrest died in a car accident on March 13, 2016. She was not wearing a seatbelt. Even after her death, Forrest has continued to inspire fellow players, coaches, entire teams and countless other members of the sports community.

Lil Mac’s parents, Holger and Denise Forrest, have distributed “Hustle and Heart” remember bands, so that Lil Mac can continue to inspire young athletes not only to give their all on the court but also to be kind to one another and exercise safe driving habits.



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