In the spring of 2009, Eric's former New Rochelle High School Lacrosse Coach, Pat Swift, and The Board of Directors of New Rochelle Youth Lacrosse in conjunction with the Tutera family established the “Eric Tutera Youth Lacrosse Scholarship Fund” in memory of Eric's exemplary life as a person and a scholar athlete. Eric was one of the high school team captains with a passion for sports and a natural sense of leadership. In addition to coaching Eric in Lacrosse, Pat Swift coached Eric’s three sisters in competitive swimming, developing a firm bond with the family.
In anticipation of the 2013 season, Eric’s friends, teammates and family are reuniting to exceed the success of the 2011 Eric Tutera Youth Lacrosse Scholarship Fundraiser. We seek the support of local business and the New Rochelle Community to reinforce our efforts.
Some of Eric’s greatest assets were his deep-rooted friendships, leadership and his drive to achieve success. These are many of the same valuable qualities obtained through participation in team athletics. With this we have created our mission statement:
The philosophy of New Rochelle Youth Lacrosse reflects the spirit in which Eric approached his life. New Rochelle Youth Lacrosse is a Non-Profit 501-C-3 organization. We are dedicated to benefiting the youth of New Rochellethrough our "needs blind" philosophy which pledges to make lacrosse affordable to all children regardless of ability to pay. We recognize that the cost of registration and that the purchase price of lacrosse equipment is significant. If these costs are a burden, then NRLAX is prepared to provide assistance via the Eric Tutera Youth Lacrosse Scholarship Fund.
Businesses that donated to the 2012 Fundraiser contributed to a successful event, generating funds for the 2013 Lacrosse Season and participation costs for young athletes. With that said, we deeply appreciate your support for the 2012 NRYLAX season, this league & the opportunity to provide positive publicity for your local business at our 2013 Fundraiser.
This year’s event will include an evening Fundraiser generously hosted by Spectators Family Restaurant & Sports Bar on Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 6:30-10pm. All are welcome. We ask that you consider donating a gift or services that can be raffled or auctioned at the Fundraiser.
For more information on the upcoming Fundraiser visit the
Eric Tutera New Rochelle Youth Lacrosse Scholarship Fund on Facebook.
Please contact Kim Tutera Martelli, 255-6260 or Pat Swift, 643 -5083 with inquiries or donations.
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