Marlins schedule public memorial service Wednesday for Jose Fernandez
The Miami Marlins have scheduled a Wednesday public memorial service for pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a weekend boat crash along with two friends.
The team said in a news release that fans can gather along the west side of Marlins Park by for the departure of a funeral motorcade at 2:16 p.m. Fernandez wore No. 16 on his jersey.
A public viewing will be held at St. Brendan's Catholic Church from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. A private funeral mass will be held Thursday for family and Marlins players and personnel.
Instead of flowers, the Fernandez family is asking people to make charitable contributions to the JDF16 Foundation, which can be found online at www.MiamiFoundation.org/jdf16.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash early Sunday into a rock jetty off South Beach.