Hello. My name is Ryan Ledda and I am currently a sophomore at Shoreham-Wading River High School. I am also an Eagle Scout Candidate in Boy Scout Troop 161 in Shoreham NY. I am in the planning stages of my Eagle Scout project and decided to construct a memorial to honor the memory of Tom Cutinella. Tom, who you all know, on October 1, 2014 suffered a traumatic head injury from which he could not recover. A family, school and community as a whole, were all affected. It was a day that I will never forget.
Aside from Tom’s passing, something that really affected me personally, was how the community mourned for Tom and his family. People that did not know Tom or his family came out to support them. This is one of the main reasons I chose to construct a memorial in Tom’s honor. The next major decision was where to build the memorial. I then heard that the Shoreham-‐Wading River School District is going to dedicate their football eld (which is currently under renovation) to Tom. That’s when I decided that the best place to put this memorial is the place that Tom loved to be – in the new stadium.
My next hurdle for this project is to fund it. I decided that the best way to do this is to sell memorial bricks so that people who knew and loved Tom could have a small inscription
placed on the brick, which would then be place in the memorial. I can’t think of a better way for people to publicly show their love and support for Tom and his family and at
the same time, fund this project. You may buy a brick here:
Please take a moment and review what we have to offer. If you decide that an engraved brick is not a way that you want to contribute, please feel free to access Tom’s Memorial Construction “Go Fund Me” site at: www.gofundme.com/TomCmemorial
No donation is too small. Thank you in advance for your time and donation.