Thursday, June 27, 2013

10th Annual Fundraiser for Britton John Broatch Memorial Foundation in Milford

MILFORD-  A fundraiser for the Britton John Broatch Memorial Foundation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. July 13 at Crush Sports Cafe in Milford. 
The event will feature wine, beer and scotch tasting, as well as food, live music and raffle prizes, organizers said in a release.

"The 10th annual fundraiser is in honor of life-long Milford resident and Joseph A. Foran High School graduate, Britton John Broatch (BJB), who died suddenly in 2003 at age 25 of a stroke," the release said. "After nine years of hosting popular Wiffle tournaments on Foran athletic fields, fundraiser organizers opted to switch to the wine, beer and scotch tasting format to keep things fresh." 

"The BJB Memorial Foundation was created by family and friends shortly after Britton’s death and gives annual scholarships to Foran High seniors," the release said. "The 2013 scholarship recipient was awarded to Milford's Nomin Munkhbat, who will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut in the fall."
The BJB Memorial Foundation also donates to local and international charities, such as Crop Walk, Habitat for Humanity, Camdyn's Fund, Tex Kane Sholarship Fund, the Heron Family Fund, the Ralph J. Russo Fund, the Mike Burke Educational Fund, the John Tartaglio Fund, the MS Society, Oxfam, American Red Cross, and others, the release said.

Tickets for the tasting event are $40 and can be purchased by mailing a check or money order to: The BJB Memorial Foundation, PO Box 8, Milford, 06460. Tickets can also be purchased online through PayPal payment to For more information, contact Kierran Broatch at (203) 623-1193.

In the photo The recipient of the 2013 Britton John Broatch Memorial Scholarship was honored on June 6 at Joseph A. Foran High School in Milford. Nomin Munkhbat (left) will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall, where she will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering. The scholarship was presented to  Munkhbat by Britton's brother Garrett Broatch.

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1 comment:

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