The McIntosh High community is gathering together to celebrate the life of alum Baba Agbaje on Saturday, April 22.
Agbaje, 21 years old, passed away on April 10 while practicing with the soccer team at Mercer University.
Agbaje was a three-sport athlete for the Chiefs (soccer, football, track and field) and a two-time state soccer champion, including scoring two goals in the title game as a senior in 2019. He was also voted both homecoming king and prom king by his peers.
He loved giving back through his mother’s charitable organization, Bread for Haiti, taking several trips to Haiti to volunteer.
Agbaje’s friend Bailey Lopez wrote about him in a tribute.
“Those who knew him understood that his athletic ability was not the best thing he offered to the world. Baba was the sweetest, most charismatic, loving, and happiest kid of them all. He never failed to spread his joy to everyone he encountered. And people loved him. Baba was a friend to all he crossed paths with. Once, he was asked, ‘Do you dislike anyone?’ Baba paused, looked at his friend, and confidently replied, ‘No.’ Those who knew him knew this was true. And people loved him for his love.”
The celebration will be held in the McIntosh High gym at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.