WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Earlier this year, Westfield State University Sophomore Kevin Friedland took his own life. He was a Biology major at Westfield State University at the time of his death in February.
His many friends on campus organized a day of ultimate Frisbee at Woodward field. A memorial event they’re certain he would have appreciated.
He was one of my best friends and I think one of my biggest memories of being friends we would on nice days play Frisbee for hours,” Carolynn Saba said.
The money the students raise during this Frisbee tournament will go in Kevin’s name to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Westfield state university senior Evan Crimmons counts himself as being one of Kevin’s closest friends, I’ve lost a family member to suicide at an earlier age and knowing Kevin losing him was tough. So we figured we wanted to celebrate his life in a positive way and by doing that he loved to play Frisbee so we figured a tournament would be the best way.
Once organizers finish adding up money raised from registrations, and the sale of t-shirts snacks and drinks, they hope to donate hundreds of dollars to the organization that helps troubled young people give themselves a second chance.