Adams Women’s Sports Pioneer Remembered
Adams finally has a monument to a woman who was a mother figure to generations of girls and women.
iBerkshires.com reports Saturday afternoon, the Adams Lassie League unveiled a plaque honoring Margaret "Peg" Leavitt, one of the league's founders, a multi-sport coach at Hoosac Valley and South Hadley High Schools and a standout athlete in her own right.
In a ceremony attended by Leavitt's friends, family members and former players, current league administrative director Corey Bishop and board member Cindy Bird revealed the plaque, which features a photo of the local legend and a little about her life and legacy.
While Adams' most famous native daughter made her name as a suffragette on the national stage, Leavitt was a star on the local fields and in the local gyms, even though she was remembered Saturday as someone who didn't seek the limelight but instead put her young athletes first.
A native of Greenfield and graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Leavitt played semi-professional basketball and softball and coached basketball, soccer, track & field, and cheerleading.