Money raised for Catherdal football program in GySgt Sullivan’s name

The money is for the 2015-2016 season

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A tribute was held Wednesday night for Marine Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, who graduated from the old Cathedral High School.

Nathan Bill’s, the bar co-owned by GySgt Sullivan’s brother Joe, raised money to keep the Cathedral football program alive for the upcoming season.

A 65-hundred dollar check was presented in GySgt Sullivan’s name, made out to the “Friends of the Panthers” for the 2015-2016 football season. A fitting honor for GySgt Sullivan.

Ryan McCollum, a Sullivan family friend, told 22News, “Tommy played football at Cathedral. He ran the Sammie Hill on Surrey Road that we all ran. The guys who are laughing are the guys who had to run that hill.”

Upon accepting the check, Coach Ed Wyzik said, “We got a program. We got a football team.” This season’s Cathedral Team will be made up of student athletes from Cathedral, Holyoke Catholic and SABIS International.

Arrangements for GySgt Sullivan’s funeral have been set for Monday.

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