As many of you know & for those of you who are not aware...after our 20th we had some money left over & wanted to use the money to "Pay it Forward" so to speak...so we created the LHS Class of '88 Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of all of our classmates that have passed & worked with the LHS Dollars for Scholars to offer scholarships to graduating Liverpool Seniors. As long as we had funds available, we were able to participate with this program...& whenever we had "Mini" reunions, we would hold raffles to raise money & we also raised money during our 25th to benefit our Memorial Scholarship fund.
So, when we began planning our 30th this year, we began working to organize a PayPal donate button to help us to raise money for the memorial fund.
Then... we got the news on Friday March 9th of Chris' passing & we all felt strongly about wanting to do something special in his memory & we knew many of you would too. He touched all of our lives in some way, whether we knew him well or not, we were all proud of him & his accomplishments & like Michelle Lamson said in her post..."he was ours first" When we talked, we all felt strongly about following his family's lead & honoring their wishes about where they would like donations to go. With the release of the obituary last night, we now know that the Syracuse Football Club established the fund to 100% benefit the Gedney children.
So...what we would like to do is Two-Fold with one-step...we would like to set up the PayPal donate button to raise money for the Class of '88 Memorial Scholarship to honor all of our classmates that have passed...Chris included...to help a graduating senior begin their collegiate journey. AND with the money raised...on behalf of the Liverpool Class of 1988...a donation will be made with 50% of those funds to the Syracuse Football Club for the Gedney children.
This way we are honoring all of our classmates equally & at the same time paying tribute to Chris & helping his greatest accomplishment his greatest legacy...his children.
We have set up a PayPal Donate campaign to help us to raise money for the Liverpool Class of 1988 Memorial Scholarship Fund...half (50%) of all of the money raised will be sent to the fund set up by the Syracuse Football Club to benefit the Gedney children. Our campaign will run from now until the reunion. We hope that you will all consider donating to the fund...as explained above...it will honor the memory of all of our classmates that have passed and at the same time pay tribute to Chris & help his 4 children.
Please donate using the link below...
Liverpool Class of '88 Memorial Scholarship Fund