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Latest News --- 2002  
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Sunday, 29 September 2002:  The Annual Cops/Kids Softball Game honored Brendan Grant at the Belmont Softball Field on Concerd Ave., Belmont.  The home run derby trophy has been named in Brendan's honor, as he was the first to win it in 1999, and this will be permanently on display in the lobby of the Belmont Police Station. This year's 2002 winners were Belmont Police Officer Barry Ward, who was the overall winner, and winning as the representive for Belmont High School was Ryan Harvey.  This year's competition was indeed fierce, with alot of balls going yard.  Click here for photos and further details.

Sunday, 15 September 2002:  The 2nd Annual NFPA Golf Tournament was held on behalf of The Brendan Grant Foundation at the Rockland Golf Course in Rockland, MA.   A cookout with prizes immediately followed the 18 holes of golf.  Although the forecast was for (possibly) heavy rain, it never appeared and a great day of golf was had by all.   It was a warm afternoon though never hot, and was a great day out on the links.   All proceeds from this event go to benefit the Brendan Grant Foundation.   Click here for further details.

Saturday, 17 August 2002:  A special sportsmanship honor and ceremony was held in recognition of Brendan Grant by Babe Ruth League, Inc at the conclusion of the 2002 Senior Babe Ruth 16-18 year old World Series at Cubeta Stadium in Stamford, CT.   This year's winners were Luke Prihoda from Weimar, Texas, and Ryan Mack from Stamford, Connecticut.   Click here for photos and further details.

Thursday, 15 August 2002:  The 9th Annual Oldtime Baseball Game was held at St. Peters Field in North Cambridge, MA, and a wonderful evening was had by all who attended.   The weather was warm and humid, with no rain in sight.  A special banner with Brendan's retired high school number "1" was hung on the outfield fence, next to a tribute for Ted Williams. It was another great event, with significant funds raised for the Joslin Diabetes Center.   Click here for photos and further details.

Sunday, 16 June 2002:  "Brendan's Home RunTM" 5K Race & Walk was held in Belmont, MA, and was a great success with 326 total participants, including 167 runners and 159 walkers.   The Men's winning time was clinched by Jon Rosen at 16:21.5, and the Women's bracket was won by Lauren Caputo at 20:35.0.  Check the "Cool Running" website for all the race results.   This Father's Day race/walk began and ended at the Belmont High School Track, with all proceeds go directly to the Brendan Grant Scholarship.  Click here for the full story.

Friday, 7 June 2002:  The first annual Brendan Grant Scholarship was awarded at the Student Assembly at Belmont High School in Belmont, MA.  The recipient is Scott Masse, a graduating Belmont High School Senior who will be attending Arizona State University in the fall of 2002.  Click here for the full story. Sincere congratulations are extended to Scott and his family.

Wednesday, 1 May 2002:  College level baseball came to Belmont, MA on Wednesday 1 May 2002, when American International College (AIC) hosted Merrimack College at the Brendan Grant Memorial Field.  This non-conference game in the competitive Northeast-10 League was won by Merrimack 15 to 12, and was a tribute to Brendan Grant, who this year would have been a sophomore with the AIC baseball program.  The event was a great success, with a great crowd that enjoyed great baseball with a day of great weather.

Saturday, 16 March 2002:  The Great Pretenders Benefit Performance was held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place before a sell-out crowd, with all proceeds going to The Brendan Grant Foundation.  This was the 30th anniversary reunion of the Great Pretenders, and the show also included a performance by the outstanding Hot Spot Cabaret.   Many Boston area natives have fantastic memories of the Great Pretenders, who for many years have been one of the top shows in the region.   The evening was a complete success, with a great time being had by all. If you'd like to order a Video or DVD of the event, please read on.

Saturday, 5 January 2002:  The First Annual Brendan Grant Wrestling Tournament was held at Belmont High School on Saturday 5 January 2002.  This year, seventeen high school teams competed during this all day tournament.  Previously referred to as the Belmont Invitational Wrestling Tournament, this event has for the last 21 years been one of the premier High School Wrestling gatherings of its kind in the Northeast region.   During the 1999-2000 season, Brendan was one of the Captains of the Belmont High School Wrestling Team.

2002 & On-going:  The renovations to the Brendan Grant Memorial Field are proceeding on schedule. This effort is being funded by The Brendan Grant Foundation, and it is being made possible by significant in-kind donations from a variety of supporters and contributors to The Brendan Grant Foundation.  Plans are for this work to be completed in time for the start of the 2007 High School baseball season.  Click here for photos and further details.

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