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Matt's Story

Matt's Story

Matt Alexander, age 32, of Avon, was a victim of the Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting on April 15, 2021.


Matt graduated from Avon High School in 2007 and attended Butler University. In 2011, he began working at FedEx SmartPost, where he was a Line Haul Coordinator. As a dedicated, hard-working employee, Matt was very well respected by his colleagues and anyone who had the pleasure of working with him.

Matt was an avid sports enthusiast - a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan. His favorite all-time player was Ozzie Smith. Matt enjoyed following the St. Louis Blues, Indiana Pacers, Buffalo Bills and Butler Bulldog basketball. He and his friends attended the Indy 500 month of May activities, which became an annual tradition that Matt looked forward to.


Matt was blessed with the ability to play just about any sport. At the age of 5, he began playing baseball at AJAA and continued playing through high school where he was a short stop and pitcher. Matt’s friends affectionately refer to him as Mr. Automatic and Zander. Matt enjoyed playing softball, pick-up basketball, and serious backyard baseball with his closest friends. He could often be found at a nearby golf course playing a round with his friends and family.


Matt was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Matt led by example, rather than words. He was known for his laid back nature, sense of humor and heart of gold. Matt made an impact on everyone he met and is missed by all.

Zander's Memorial Tournament is an annual tourney to commemorate the life of former Avon High School baseball player, Matthew Alexander.  Zander was a victim of the Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting on April 15, 2021.  To learn more about his story, click here
Date: July 16th-July 17th
Cost: $350
Game Guarantee: 3 Games
Level: Open
Venue: AJAA Fields
Address: 866 County Road 625 E Avon, IN 46123
*Players on each team will receive a ZMT t-shirt after registration 
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