The memory and legacy of Matthew Budrow will be carried on for generations to come, thanks to friends and community members who have established scholarship funds in his honor. Budrow was killed in a tragic snowmobile accident last March. Scholarships funds have been established at Lincoln Academy, where he played and coached, and at Plymouth State College, where he was a 2005 graduate and a member of the men’s basketball team.
“It is hard to believe that eight months have elapsed since the passing of our son and brother Matthew S. Budrow. Although we have been paralyzed with grief at times, it is most important that this community, from students, to businesses and everyone in between, understand how deeply touched and grateful we are for all the love and support, and generosity on behalf of Matthew. Thank you all once again. Please know that we are getting closer every day to having the Matthew S. Budrow Scholarship at Lincoln Academy be presented every year, forever. Thanks again,” his father, Michael Budrow commented on behalf of his family, wife Angela and daughter Anna.
Teams participating include Lincoln Academy, Medomak Valley and Richmond girls and boys, Dirigo girls, and Mt.Ararat boys. Admission is $4 for an all day pass. The concession stand will be open all day.
The schedule is as follows: 9 a.m. LA girls play Richmond; 10:30 a.m. Lincoln boys vs. Richmond; 12 noon Medomak girls vs. Richmond 1:30 p.m. Medomak boys vs. Richmond; 3 p.m. Medomak girls vs. Dirigo; 4:30 p.m. Medomak boys vs. Mt.Ararat; 6 p.m. Lincoln girls vs. Dirigo; and 7:30 pm. Lincoln boys vs. Mt.Ararat.
A basketball award, “The Matt Budrow 6th Man Award” has also been established at Plymouth State. It is to be presented to a player “who comes off the bench and embodies team spirit.” The first annual award was presented to sophomore Jay O’Keefe.
Donations to the Plymouth State scholarship fund may be sent to John Scheinman, Institutional Advancement, Plymouth State University, 17 High St. MSC #50, Plymouth, NH, 03264.