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Latest News --- 2004  
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Monday, 13 September 2004:  The applications for obtaining an engraved brick in this memorial wall at the Brendan Grant Memorial Field have now become available.  Click here to obtain a pdf file of the form which you can print out and mail in.  Also, click here for a pictorial status of the ongoing work at the Brendan Grant Memorial Field.

Sunday, 12 September 2004: 
The 4th Annual NFPA Golf Tournament was held on Sunday morning, 12 September, at the Southers Marsh Golf Course in Plymouth, MA, and was a great success.  If you've never seen it, Southers Marsh is a magnificently designed course, with fields of purple cranberry bogs artfully woven through the lush green links. Get the full story on this year's golf event by clicking here...

Saturday, 21 August 2004: 
An annual sportsmanship honor and ceremony in recognition of Brendan Grant was presented by Babe Ruth League, Inc at the conclusion of the 2004 Senior Babe Ruth 16-18 year old World Series in Newark, Ohio.  Click here for the full story.  This year the 2005 recipients were Colin Wernecke of Tri-County Texas for the American Division, and Josh Parrish of Newark Ohio for the National Division.  Further information will be posted once it becomes available.  Also see the Babe Ruth Website.   Click here for the full story on the 2003 presentation. or for the story on the initial presentation in 2002.

Thursday, 19 August 2004:
  The 11th Annual Fleet Boston Old Time Baseball Game was held at St. Peter's Field on Sherman Street in North Cambridge, MA before one of the largest crowds in recent memory.  This year the proceeds went to the Cancer Treatment Center at Mt. Auburn Hospital.  Each year a player from Belmont participates in the game on Brendan's behalf, and this year it was Billy Watkins of Belmont.  Click here for the full story on the 2004 game. 

Sunday, 20 June 2004
:  The Third Annual "Brendan's Home RunTM" 5K Race & Walk was held in Belmont, MA on Father's Day 2004, and the event had a great turn-out with great weather.   Click here for the full story on this year's successful event.  The walk started promptly at 9:30 am, and the runners began at 10:00 am.  Those who participated will tell you this is a great flat course for the runners and is good for fast times, which loops back on itself and allows the walkers to cheer on the runners.  The course has recently been measured and certified by the USA Track & Field Road Running Technical Council (Certification Code: MA03028RN), and this helped attract an excellent crowd. The story about the 2003 race/walk or the inaugural event in 2002 are also available.

28 May 2004: 
The third annual Brendan Grant Scholarships were awarded at the Senior Assembly at Belmont High School, Belmont, MA.  This year's scholarship recipients are Christopher Barber and Elizabeth McEvoy.  Click on the name of each recipient for the full story.

19-22 April 2004
:  The Marauders Spring Vacation Camp was held during school vacation week at the Belmont High School Varsity Field from 9:00 am to noon on Monday, 19 April through Thursday, 22 April.  This baseball clinic was geared for youngsters age 5 through 13, and was run by the Belmont Baseball Association while being co-sponsored by the Belmont Recreation Department and The Brendan Grant Foundation.  

16 March through 13 May 2004
: An 8 session Wrestling Clinic for youth in grades K through 8 was held at the Butler School in Belmont, MA.  This program is supported by the Friends of Belmont Wrestling and The Brendan Grant Foundation, and it was run by the coaches and supporters of the Belmont High School wrestling team.   The clinics are held in the Butler School Gymnasium from 5:20 pm to 6:20 pm, on Tuesday for grades 5-8 and on Thursday for grades K-4.  The 5-8 clinic is March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4 and 11.  The K-4 clinic is March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 29, May 6, and 13.  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 24th year) has been renamed in his honor.  Click here for the story about the most recent tournament.

Sunday, 7 March 2004
:  The Second Annual Brendan Grant Foundation Ski/Snowboard Race was held at Tenney Mountain in Plymouth, NH under sunny skies and warm spring temperatures.  Click here for the full story and race results.  Like last year's event, it was a great day of winter fun for all who attended.  Check out the story on last year's ski/snowboard race.

Saturday, 3 January 2004
:  The Third Annual "Brendan Grant Wrestling Tournament" was held at Belmont High School all day on Saturday 3 January 2004.  Click here for the full story.  Previously referred to as the Belmont Invitational Wrestling Tournament, this event has been one of the premier High School Wrestling gatherings of its kind in the Northeast region for the last 23 years.   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.