Imagine telling a baseball team they can play the game, but you are not permitted to use a bat. Imagine informing the football team that this season you can play but will not be allowed to tackle. Imagine playing a basketball game in which you were not allowed to dribble.

Alex Miller was a young man. A normal boy, from Roane County, West Virginia. A guitar player, a church member, and one of the 30 million teens and children who play an organized sport. Now he is part of a different number — those who died while playing sports.

Charleston has a deep-rooted community, bound by compassion for our neighbor. Creating a welcoming atmosphere begins with a common interest; thankfully, our community brings many resources that provide this, with food, music and sport-centered events. On July 12, Charleston’s 60th snnual Pub…