Fundraiser honors Huntington grads killed in crashes

A flag football fundraiser was held Saturday for two Huntington families connected by separate tragedies. The goal of the day was to raise money in the memory of Courtney O'Bryan and John Bosco. Both

News 12 Staff

Nov 29, 2015, 3:37 AM

Updated 3,118 days ago

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A flag football fundraiser was held Saturday for two Huntington families connected by separate tragedies.
The goal of the day was to raise money in the memory of Courtney O'Bryan and John Bosco. Both Huntington High School graduates died in vehicular accidents.
O'Bryan, 18, was killed after her car hit a patch of black ice almost four years ago. Her mother Lisa Birgandi says it never gets easier.
"It's always very hard for a parent to lose a child, but when you have this outpouring of support from people, it just means so much to the parents," says Birgandi.
John Bosco, 20, was struck and killed by two cars as he crossed a highway in Florida last January while on a family vacation.
The two graduates were friends when they attended Huntington High School. They were described as caring, compassionate, funny and athletic. It was only appropriate that both families and their friends put together a flag-football tournament in their memory.
"It's a shame that everyone had to be brought together under circumstances like these, but I think we should keep it going for years to come," says Joseph Antorino.
The money raised from the tournament will go to separate scholarships in Courtney and John's names to help other students succeed.
 


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