Despite Cancellation of 2020 Tommy Cochary High School Mile, Family Steps Up with Special Donation
Falmouth, MA (June 16, 2020) – Falmouth Road Race, Inc. has awarded 47 scholarships, totaling $70,000, to 2020 high school graduates who reside in Falmouth and will be starting college in the fall. The announcement was made under sunny skies on Saturday morning, June 13, at Falmouth High School’s James T. Kalperis Track.
This is the ninth year that Falmouth Road Race, Inc., has awarded scholarships to Falmouth graduates, many of whom volunteer annually at the New Balance Falmouth Road Race. The scholarship funds represent just some of the $2.9 million the organization has given back to the community since 2012.
“This year has certainly had its struggles, and we were concerned that we might not be able to be as generous as we’ve been in the past,” said Scott Ghelfi, president of the Falmouth Road Race, Inc. board of directors. “However, the family of Tommy Cochary has stepped up to help, making a generous donation to directly support this program, for which we are very grateful.” For a list of scholarship recipients, click below to view the video presentation.read more