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Jack Connors Memorial Scholarship

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BENEFITING: NEW FAIRFIELD DIAMOND CLUB

EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2013

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THE STORY:

The New Fairfield Diamond Club is pleased to announce the 2013 recipient of the $500 Jack Connors Memorial Scholarship - Jake Patton. We would like to thank everyone involved for the great efforts in making this years Memorial Scholarship a great success. The efforts will continue to keep raising money for the scholarship through the offseason for our future recipients of the Memorial Scholarship.

 

The Jack Connors Memorial Scholarship / Running Rebel Award

The New Fairfield Diamond Club is a non-profit organization that help raise funds to support the New Fairfield Baseball program. The Diamond Club is raising funds for the Jack Connors Memorial Scholarship. The $500 Scholarship will be presented to a New Fairfield Baseball player on a yearly basis. The Diamond Club's goal is to have Coach Joe Garbowski raise money through his annual races (triathlons, bike races, running races, and swimming races) in memory of his High School teamate and friend, Jack Connors. 100% of all funds will go to the Jack Connors Memorial Scholarship Fund that will keep Jack's memory alive in the New Fairfield Baseball Program for many years. 

 

For those who did not get a chance to know Jack.... 

John Joseph (Jack) Connors passed away on October 19, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey after a short battle with a gastrointestinal disease. He was residing in Weehawken, NJ at the time of his death. Jack was born in Danbury on September 7, 1976 and grew up in New Fairfield. He graduated from New Fairfield High School where he excelled in sports and was named the Rebel Booster Club Athlete of the Year his senior year. He then moved on to graduate from Sacred Heart University. 

 

For those who did not get a chance to see Jack on the diamond....

Jack played under Jeff Castaldi and Mike Garbowski in 1993 and 1994 for the New Fairfield Rebels. Jack was New Fairfield's second basemen and leadoff batter both years. He was named Captain his senior year in '94. Jack was known for his speed on the bases. In his two year varsity career, Jack helped create the name, "Running Rebels" for our New Fairfield High School Program due to the amount of stolen bases we had as a team in the WCC – Western Connecticut Conference. Jack's talent and leadership helped lead the 1994 Rebels to the state finals where they ended their season in second place. To this date, the '94 team is the only New Fairfield High School baseball team to go that far in the state play-offs. 

 

Coach Garbowski's....

 

1st Race will be February 24th in the Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run - 7.6 mile

 

2nd race will be April 7th in the Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Half Run -13.1 mile

 

3rd race will be May 19th in the Campagnolo Gran Fondo NYC Bike - 110 mile

 

 

These three races will help raise the $500 for the 2013 Jack Connors Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship will be presented at the New Fairfield Diamond Club's year end Banquet in early June.

 

More races to come over the summer, fall and winter for the 2014 Memorial Scholarhsip... 

 

Thank you for all your suport

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To This Fundraiser

$5,105

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • THE MARTINI FAMILY

    $25

  • Cacace family

    $50

  • Peter Wilkin

    $100

  • Cleary's

    $100

  • Yan & Brian Hart

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Eileen & Skip Connors

    $200

  • Ian Hart

    $100

  • kristian kraszewski

    $25

  • The Hickey's

    $200

  • The Gallagher Family

    $25

  • The Dunleavy's

    $200

  • Mr. & Mrs. William Connors

     

  • The Rakowsky family

    $20

  • Lisa Sofio

    $50

  • Seana Hart & AJ Pearl

    $20

  • Corinne Reuter

    $50

  • Cristen Zecchine

    $50

  • Al & Pat Pacheco

    $100

  • Tom, Jenna, Molly, Brendan Connors

    $250

  • Scott, Angela, Alexandra and Samantha Devine

    $100

  • The Archer Family

     

  • Kevin and Linda Buggy

    $250

  • Roberta & Will Brady

    $100

  • KC and Lucy Cronin

    $100

  • The Reuter Family

    $100

  • Michael April Gianna & Mason

    $30

  • James Andrews

    $50

  • The O'Connors

    $250

  • KAITLYN,KYLE&MATTHEW;

    $50

  • Veronica Gosling

    $100

  • Tom Bulan and Monique Grove

    $100

  • Mary Brady

    $50

  • New Fairfield Middle School

    $115

  • Liam Bulan

    $100

  • KEVIN & VERONICA McCROHAN

    $100

  • Tara McCrohan and Jared Leinbach

    $100

  • Denise& Tom Cheneski

    $100

  • John and Nancy Mahoney

    $50

  • Garry McNamee

    $50

  • The Barile Family

    $25

  • The Bulans

    $250

  • Johanna Najamy and Arthur Najamy

    $150

  • Kerry O'Connor

    $500

  • The O'Connors

    $250

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1021% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $5,105 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Joe Garbowski

Amount Raised

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1021% Raised of $500 Goal

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Donor Comments

The O'Connors

The O'Connors

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Kerry O'Connor

Kerry O'Connor

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Johanna Najamy and Arthur Najamy

Johanna Najamy and Arthur Najamy

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

The Bulans

The Bulans

DONATION: $250

In Honor of Jack...."His true wealth was in his generous heart. And what endless wealth he had." Thank you, too, Coach Garbowski 4 years ago

The Barile Family

The Barile Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Garry McNamee

Garry McNamee

DONATION: $50

RIP Jack. Your legacy lives on. I commend those initiating this 4 years ago

John and Nancy Mahoney

John and Nancy Mahoney

DONATION: $50

In memory of Jack Connors 4 years ago

Denise& Tom Cheneski

Denise& Tom Cheneski

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Tara McCrohan and Jared Leinbach

Tara McCrohan and Jared Leinbach

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

KEVIN & VERONICA McCROHAN

KEVIN & VERONICA McCROHAN

DONATION: $100

4 years ago