One of the driving forces behind Frisbee sports will be remembered ahead of the 57th Annual International Frisbee Tournament Saturday.
His given name was Craig, but most people knew him as Buck Buchanan, a champion of all types of Frisbee sports. Buchanan passed away in early June at the age of 62.
Buchanan now has a memorial display set up at the International Frisbee and U.S.A. Guts Hall of Fame in Calumet. The display features pictures of Buck as well as memorabilia from his 2005 induction into the Hall of Fame.
Those who remember Buck say he was always working to promote the sport.
"He loved to sit and talk about Guts, about how to grow it, strategies," says Hall of Fame curator Dennis Walikainen. "He was the brains behind the great Queen City teams. He saw that for Guts Frisbee to survive, we need to work together with Disc Golf and Ultimate and Freestyle, and we're just kind of continuing that legacy up here."
Buchanan will be saluted at the field with a moment of silence before the Guts Tournament begins at 9 a.m. After the tournament Buck will again be remembered during a special program at the Hall of Fame.