memorial.jpgA memorial service is being held at San Francisco’s AT&T Park this afternoon for Alexis Busch, one of five people who perished in a yacht crash near the Farallon Islands earlier this month.

Busch, a 26-year-old Kentfield resident, was the daughter of former San Francisco Giants executive vice president Corey Busch and served as a bat girl for the Giants between 1999 and 2002.

She was on board the 38-foot yacht Low Speed Chase when it was hit by large waves and crashed into some rocks near the Farallon Islands during the Full Crew Farallones Race on April 14.

One of the sailors, Marc Kasanin, 46, of Belvedere, was pulled out of the water by rescuers but was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body of a second sailor, 25-year-old Kentfield resident Jordan Fromm, was spotted and recovered near the islands last Thursday, according to the San Francisco medical examiner’s office.

Busch and two others–Alan Cahill, of Tiburon, and Elmer Morrissey, of Ireland–are still missing and presumed dead.

Today’s memorial service, scheduled for 1 p.m. at the ballpark, is open to the public. Parking is available in Lot A on Third Street.

Donations in memory of Alexis can be sent to the Giants Community Fund, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA, 94107 or the A’s Community Fund, c/o Detra Paige, 700 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA, 94621.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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