Garrettsville – The Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund was founded in 2001 as a memorial to Brittany, a 9 year old little girl who lost her life in a tragic car accident in 2000. Brittany attended James A. Garfield Elementary School where she was an avid softball player and a complete joy to everyone. Left behind are her parents, Tom and Belinda Myers, along with siblings and many loved ones.
The Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run is held on the first Saturday in August. This event generates the monies for the scholarship program in which two scholarships are awarded each year to graduating seniors at James A. Garfield High School. Students’ GPA, community service, academic and athletic achievements, future goals and a 300 word essay are taken into consideration when choosing the winners. This year’s recipients are Amber Wenger and Cooper Roubic. Congratulations seniors!
In addition to the annual scholarships, the fund has also contributed to the Youth Softball League and the Special Needs Program at James A. Garfield School.
For more information on the fund raiser, or to make a donation, please feel free to contact Jamie Cain at (330)221-6338.