Windham – The weather didn’t stop the Second Annual Jeff Stanley Memorial Scholarship spaghetti dinner fund-raiser from being held on Friday the 13th before the basketball game with the Garfield G-Men. The dinner was a hit with both teams’ fans as they were spotted enjoying the never ending spaghetti before the big game. The all-you-can-eat spaghetti was served with a salad, bread sticks, dessert and beverage. By the evening’s conclusion, the scholarship committee and volunteers served over 200 dinners prior to the game. The dinner will be an annual event held prior to the home Windham – Garfield basketball game.
The proceeds from the dinner go toward the Jeff Stanley Memorial Scholarship awarded to a senior at the graduation ceremony who meets the criteria, with one of them being the best Bomber fan one can be.
Jeff Stanley a Windham graduate contributed greatly to Bomber athletics by coaching, managing, mentoring, volunteering and even refereeing youth games. He was the Bombers biggest fan and embodied the true spirit of being a Bomber. In his memory the family has established a memorial scholarship that is funded through the dinner and is given to a senior who depicts the heart of a Bomber by either playing sports or being a great fan. Jeff lost his battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2007.
The Stanley Family would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make the dinner a success, those who baked desserts for the event and especially thank Ben Ziska of Guys Pizza in Kent along with Maruf Awad from Sparkle Market and Carolyn Miller Cakes their continued support is what makes the event so successful.