Category Archives: Family Foundation Events

13th Annual DeConto 5K

Enterprise The 13th Annual Captain Gerald F. DeConto, USN Scholarship Fund 5K Run and Walk takes place Sunday, September 21. Capt. DeConto, USN, was killed at the age of 44 in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. A scholarship fund has been set up in his memory to honor him and the […]

Posted in Family Foundation Events | Comments closed

Sailing event held in memory of 9/11 victim Patrick O’Keefe

Several awards were presented during the race, including the Oak Memorial Perpetual Trophy, in memory of Patrick O’Keefe. The award went to the crew that best embodied the spirit of brotherhood.

Long Island Herald The Woodmere Bay Yacht Club in East Rockaway hosted a dinner last weekend for the captains, crews, and supporters of the Patrick O’Keefe Foundation’s Spirit Rider Regatta, held off the Long Beach coast on Sept. 6. The regatta is an ocean sailing race held in memory of Firefighter Patrick J. O’Keefe, a […]

Posted in Family Foundation Events | Comments closed

Give Back: 7 Foundations Honoring Victims of September 11 

(L-R): Michael Lynch, Betty Ong, Shelley Marshall(Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation/ Betty Ann Ong Foundation/ The Family of Shelley Marshall)

By Lindsay Lowe Parade The Betty Ann Ong Foundation Ong was a flight attendant on Flight 11, and the information she conveyed to the American Airlines ground crew during the hijacking helped investigators identify the terrorists on board. The foundation established in her name helps children learn about healthy eating, exercise, and overcoming the challenges […]

Posted in Family Foundation Events | Comments closed