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.
Members of the SWR community are running in honor of Thomas Cutinella. Tom was a vital member of both the community and school district. before he passed away during a football game in October, it was his idea to create a club to help local veterans, unfortunately it was not finished. When Tom passed away his intentions to start this club became public and were carried on in his name. Tom previously ran the Tunnel to Towers run in 2013 and was amazed by the patriotism shown by the the other runners, he was so inspired by it. This year Tommy's Vets wishes to extend the opportunity to participate in this run to all in Tom's name.
The first annual Patriot Run sponsored by the Wildcat Athletic Club, please register below.
Please join us in supporting and participating in the 1st annual Thomas Cutinella Golf Tournament at the Baiting Hollow Country Club on October 12, 2015. More information, registration and sponsorship packages are below.
Who was Tom Cutinella?