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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A big heartfelt thank you to those who sent checks 'off line' to the Tom Cutinella Scholarship fund initiated by SWRWAC.org,. These contributions have helped to push funds raised to over the $54,000 goal and beyond. There are still 63 days left in the funding campaign. Online donations in excess of $61,600 have been made by over 585 supporters here (Press the supporters tab)
Dear Team 91 Family,
In the wake of last week's tragedy, Shoreham-Wading River has set up a scholarship fund in the HONOR of the young man that lost his life this past week doing what he loved. Tom Cutinella tragically lost his life playing football. In addition to playing football, he was also a lacrosse player in SWR. Many of our families share a strong bond to Tom Cutinella and his family.
In his honor the SWR Booster Club has set up a scholarship fund in Tom's name. Team 91 will be supporting this scholarship and it would mean a lot to of us and the Cutinella family if anyone in our organization can support it. It is obviously a very difficult time for his family and community so any donation that you can make would be greatly appreciated by all.
Please consider visiting www.swrwac.org and making a donation in the young man's name. EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS. Thanks for your consideration.
Team 91 Directors