It is with great sadness and our deepest sorrow that we inform our SASC membership of the passing of Barry Mar, our beloved friend, coach and mentor. Barry passed peacefully on March 10, 2021 after a brief illness.
In 1993, the Seattle Asian Sports Club was created. That year, Barry, as its founding President, wrote:
“SASC intends to continue to promote an environment in which new friendships can be forged and old friendships renewed”
During the twenty-seven years since then, SASC’s success comes from the very foundation of Barry’s vision.
We thank him for teaching us to reach out to each other in the spirit of bringing out our best selves. Barry’s legacy will be the indelible impact he had on the hundreds of players, coaches and parents that went well beyond basketball.
“Ultimately the game is not about winning. Whether in life or in basketball, it is not about winning. It is about doing and giving your best AND making your best better.” Barry Mar 1988
Barry, you were the standard bearer of our organization and we miss you.
Update – 3/26/2021
On Saturday, March 27 from 12-4 pm, the Columbia Funeral Home, 4567 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA will offer a time to drop by and pay respects to Barry.