Kelli Cutinella (left), the mother of Shoreham-Wading River student Tom Cutinella, who died last year playing football, hugs Wildcat Athletics Club board member Regina McGee at a school board meeting Tuesady night. The booster club had just presented Ms. Cutinella with a $106,000 check to help start a foundation and scholarships in Tom’s memory. (Credit: Paul Squire)
It’s one thing to say that the memory of a life lost too soon won’t soon be forgotten.
It’s quite another thing to raise over $100,000 in donations to keep that memory alive.
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the Shoreham-Wading River community, and so many others, the memory of Tom Cutinella will live on for years to come, his mother, Kelli, said.
At Tuesday night’s Shoreham-Wading River school board meeting, Ms. Cutinella accepted a check for $106,000 from the local athletics booster club to kickstart the Thomas Cutinella Memorial Foundation, a program set up to honor her son, a Shoreham-Wading River junior who died last year after suffering a traumatic head injury while playing for the varsity football team. He was 16.
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