Atlanta Brave World Champion and Newnan native Will Smith was honored Saturday afternoon before the Newnan Cougars basketball game.
Smith was presented with a framed Newnan High baseball jersey by head baseball coach Marc Gilmore.
Smith, who got the last out of the 2021 World Series, was instrumental in getting the Braves organization and his teammates involved after the March 2021 tornado struck Newnan High School.
The Braves hosted the Newnan baseball team on their “Senior” night where they played Pebblebrook on April 21.
Smith is a Northgate graduate and was the Atlanta Braves 2021 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award that is given in recognition for extraordinary character and community involvement.