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Latest News --- 2003  
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Sunday, 14 September 2003:  The 3rd Annual NFPA Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, 14 September, at the Southers Marsh Golf Course in Plymouth, MA.    The Southers Marsh is a magnificently designed course, with cranberry bogs artfully woven through the various links (click here for the full story).  Proceeds from this event go to benefit the various on-going initiatives of The Brendan Grant Foundation.

Wednesday, 3 September 2003
:  News is received of the sudden passing of good friend Chuck Lelas Sr., the Head Coach of the AIC Baseball Team at American International College.  The Brendan Grant Foundation extends it sincere sympathy to the Lelas Family and the entire AIC community.  Coach Lelas was a mentor to Brendan Grant, who played under his guiding leadership while attending AIC.  Specific details on the impact of this loss to the AIC family is captured in the attached story.  Also, click here for further detail on the AIC Yellow Jackets website.  

Saturday, 16 August 2003
:  An annual sportsmanship honor and ceremony in recognition of Brendan Grant was presented by Babe Ruth League, Inc at the conclusion of the 2003 Senior Babe Ruth 16-18 year old World Series in Weimar, TX.  Click here for the full story.

Thursday, 14 August 2003: 
The 10th Annual Old Time Baseball Game was held at St. Peter's Field in Cambridge, MA with near perfect weather, which helped make for a great event with all proceeds donated to this year's charity of the Massachusetts Special Olympics.  Brendan was a posthumous selection to the 2001 Old Time Baseball Game, and his number "1" ceremoniously hangs on the outfield fence as a tradition in each game.  Click here for the full story. 

7 - 11 July 2003
: A Wrestling Clinic for youth ages 8-14 took place on July 7-11 at Belmont High School.  This new program is supported by the Friends of Belmont Wrestling and The Brendan Grant Foundation, and it is being run by supporters and alumni of the Belmont High School wrestling team.  Further details on future clinics can be obtained by going to the Town of Belmont Recreation Dept website.  Brendan was a captain of the team in 2000 when he was a senior, and the Belmont Invitational Wrestling Tournament (that is now in its 23rd year) has been renamed in his honor.  Click here for the story about the most recent tournament.

Sunday, 15 June 2003
:  The second annual "Brendan's Home RunTM" 5K Race & Walk was held in Belmont, MA on Father's Day 2003 and was a great success.  Click here for the full story...

Friday, 30 May 2003
:  The second Annual Brendan Grant Scholarship was awarded at the Senior Assembly at Belmont High School, Belmont, MA.  This year's scholarship recipient was Brendan's teammate Charlie Synnott.  Click here for all the details.

Sunday, 4 May 2003: 
A ceremony dedicating the the new Brendan Grant Memorial Locker Room was held at the conclusion of the final game of the 2003 season at American International College (AIC) in Springfield, MA.  This new facility was completed was completed during the winter of 2003-2003 with the assistance of The Brendan Grant Foundation.   During the 2001 spring season, Brendan was a regular starter as a Freshman for the AIC varsity baseball team.  The locker room has been renamed in Brendan's honor, and one locker is permanently dedicated to Brendan and will never be used.  Click here for further details.

Thursday, 1 May 2003:  College level baseball returned again to Belmont, MA on Thursday 1 May 2003, with American International College (AIC) taking on Merrimack College at the newly renovated Brendan Grant Memorial Field.  Before the start of the primary game, an earlier game was completed that was postponed earlier in the season due to darkness (after being suspended at a 2 to 2 tie in the eighth inning).  This first game was won by Merrimack 7-2. The second game, which was the primary scheduled game, was an exciting come-from-behind contest taken by AIC 7-6.  Click here for the full story and game photos. 

Sunday, 16 March 2003
:  A great day of skiing or snowboarding was had by all who attended the first Brendan Grant Foundation Ski/Snowboard Race held at Tenney Mountain in Plymouth, NH.  Click here for the full story and all the details.   The weather was magnificent, with bright sunshine and warm spring temperatures.  And it was all smiles on the Giant Slalom race course, and at the raffle and award ceremony that followed.  This was truly a family event in the spirit of the Foundation activities. 

Saturday, 4 January 2003:  The Second Annual Brendan Grant Wrestling Tournament was held at Belmont High School all day on Saturday 4 January 2003.  Click here for photos and the full story. Previously referred to as the Belmont Invitational Wrestling Tournament, this event has for the last 22 years been one of the premier High School Wrestling gatherings of its kind in the Northeast region.   Brendan was a devoted member of the Tournament's host wrestling squad during all four of his high school years, and during the 1999-2000 season he was one of the team captains.

On-going:  Click here for a pictorial status of the work done at the Brendan Grant Memorial Field.