WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Nearly 200 graduates from Minnechaug High School played flag football Saturday, to honor the lives of two classmates, who died in recent years.
Eddie Fallon and John Gregwoire graduated in 2011. They were both football captains at Minnechaug High School. Their classmates used a flag football tournament Saturday, to raise money for a scholarship in their names.
One of the organizers, told 22News, the outcome was even better than they had hoped for. 24 teams, and more than 190 players signed up for the tournament.
Andrew Johnston, of Wilbraham told 22News, “When you get two young guys who pass away at the age that they did it can oftentimes be a really sad thing, and we didn’t want it to be that way and that’s why we held this. And I feel awesome, we did not expect this many people to come out.”
The organizers have already surpassed their original fundraising goal, of $5,000. Johnston said so far, they’ve raised more than $8-thousand dollars in total.