Dozens gather on Milwaukee's north side for annual 'Tay Day' basketball game, 3-year anniversary of woman killed

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Dozens gathered on the north side for an annual community basketball game -- honoring a young woman unjustly killed three years ago.

Quanita "Tay" Jackson was 20 years old when she was killed by a passing bullet in Moody Park in Aug. of 2019.

There have not been any arrests in her case and Crime Stoppers is offering a $100,000 reward.

We’re at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, where friends and family of Tay Jackson and prominent figures in the community are playing a memorial basketball game in her honor -- and it's a special purpose.

This event is called “Tay Day” -- something Quanita Jackson created in 2019, one day before her death.

Jackson wanted to help the community. So she organized a basketball tournament at Moody Park as a way to keep kids safe and off the streets - providing a positive community.

Tay loved basketball and the community.

3 years after her murder, "Tay Day" lives on.

A celebrity basketball game today, Aug. 20, spreading awareness of violence and Quanita’s unsolved murder.

"People can come together from all backgrounds, from all careers, to hold up a legacy for the woman who laid her life on the line literally to protect this community," said organizer Jasmine Tyler.

"Tay Day" continues tomorrow, Aug. 21, with a 3 on 3 tournament, dunk contests and prizes.

Anyone is welcome to attend that starting at 2 p.m. at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center.

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