September 11, 2001: Never Forget

Friends of Marty, Inc. Raises $10,000 For Students at Morris Catholic High School and St. Peter’s University

BOONTON, NJ – Friends of Marty, Inc. held its 12th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, October 7th, at Crystal Springs Golf Club in Hamburg, N.J. The event, which drew over 100 participants, raised more than $10,000 that will benefit student-athletes at Morris Catholic High School and Saint Peter’s University.

Friends of Marty, Inc. was formed to honor Marty Boryczewski, a former student-athlete and graduate of both Morris Catholic and Saint Peter’s, who was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Each year since, friends and family have gathered in the fall to hold the golf tournament and remember Marty.

“I can’t express how pleased I was with the turnout this year. Each year gives us the opportunity to introduce our Charity and cause to so many new people. I am proud to say that our annual event continues to be a huge success,” said Ron Dollard, President of Friends of Marty, Inc.

A two-year scholarship was awarded last fall to Sarah Shirkey, now a senior who has played soccer, basketball and lacrosse at Morris Catholic. Shirkey was recognized formally at last year’s event where she spoke about her love for Morris Catholic, sports, academics and the spirit of Marty.

“Sarah Shirkey is truly a special young lady. She has demonstrated all the attributes we look for in a candidate for the scholarship. Her dynamic personality and willingness to help out and go above and beyond is just a small part of who she is. She has been a champion of our cause and has helped expand our presence throughout the Morris Catholic community and beyond.” said Dollard.

Over the last six years, more than $30,000 in scholarships has been awarded to student-athletes at Morris Catholic. Dollard also announced that Friends of Marty, Inc. would begin to award scholarships to student-athletes at Saint Peter’s University, beginning in 2014-15.

“Once again, I am in awe of the Friends of Marty Annual Golf Outing, who they are, what they do, and their very generous supporters,” said Marty’s sister Julie Boryczewski. “This year’s outing proved to be another huge success for a Morris Catholic student and now, with the addition of a scholarship at St. Peter’s, another child’s education dream will be realized. Each year this group honors my brother’s memory with such dignity and grace. My family and I are grateful and blessed with how beautifully his memory is kept alive. We are thankful that so many people will know and remember Marty and who he was.”

To make a gift online to the Friends of Marty Scholarship Fund, please visit www.friendsofmarty.org. Gifts by check can be sent to 55 Dawson Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005.

For more information, please call 973-590-4792 or e-mail info@friendsofmarty.org.

Scholarship Awardees

Michael Ionta:

Michael Ionta has been chosen as the first recipient of the Friends and Family of Marty Boryczewski Scholarship aimed towards a Saint Peter's University student. Please find out more about Michael.

 

 

Joseph Michael Onorati:

Joseph Onorati has been chosen as the next recipient of the Friends and Family of Marty Boryczewski Scholarship. Joseph joins 4 previous winners and will receive $5,000 towards his tuition at Morris Catholic High School.

 

 

Roxana Ponce:

Roxana Ponce has been chosen as the fourth recipient of the Friends and Family of Marty Boryczewski Scholarship. As a result, Roxana will receive $5,000 towards her tuition at Morris Catholic High School in each of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years.

 

 

Sarah Shirkey:

Sarah Shirkey has been chosen as the third recipient of the Friends and Family of Marty Boryczewski Scholarship. As a result, Sarah will receive $5,000 towards her tuition at Morris Catholic High School in each of the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.

 

 

Sean Rabbit:

Sean Rabbit was chosen as the second recipient of the Friends and Family of Marty Boryczewski Scholarship. As a result, Sean received $4,000 towards his tuition at Morris Catholic High School in each of the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years.

 

 

Michael Iamurri:

Michael Iamurri was chosen as the first recipient of the Friends and Family of Marty Boryczewski Scholarship. As a result, Michael received $3,000 towards his tuition in each of the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years.

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