First Posted: 5/16/2013
In May of 2001 Brian Cashmere won two gold medals and one silver medal at the District 2 Track and Field Championships.
Two months later Brian, who was 17, and his mother Mary were killed in a traffic accident on I-84 while returning from a track camp at Brown University in Rhode Island, where Brian, who would have been a PA senior that fall, had been awarded a scholastic/athletic scholarship.
Five years ago some of his friends and Pittston Area teammates, including Kevin O’Boyle who spoke at a vigil for Cashmere at Charley Trippi Stadium the Sunday after he was killed, and Tim Cotter, who like Cashmere was a Brown scholarship athlete, started a golf tournament to raise money for a scholarship in Cashmere’s name through the Luzerne Foundation.
The 5th Annual Brian Cashmere Memorial Golf Tournament is June 1 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club. Check in is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start set for 1:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per golfer.
The format is four person captain and crew. Dinner and an awards ceremony, including the awarding of the annual Brian Cashmere Scholarship will take place following the golf round. The registration deadline is May 25.
The event will feature prizes and awards, longest drive, closest to the pin, and much more. For further information or for sponsorship information, please call 570-362-3269, or visit the facebook page for the Brian Cashmere Memorial Scholarship