living legacy fund

Dear John's Brothers Alumni and Parents,

We are so excited to be celebrating the John's Brothers 20th anniversary this year! The John's Brothers program began in 2000 after a Holy Cross lacrosse player, John Price, was tragically killed in an accident. As a way to honor his legacy, John's fellow teammates began volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & MetroWest and enrolled as Big Brothers. 

For the last 20 years, the Holy Cross men's lacrosse team volunteered as Bigs with Big Brothers Big Sisters. During the school year, they spend one hour each week with their Littles at an Elementary School in Worcester. Over 1,000 Littles have been mentored by a lacrosse player in the last 20 years. We look forward to the 1,000 more Littles that will benefit in the next 20 years. 

Please help us sustain the John's Brothers program with Big Brothers Big Sisters by contributing to the Living Legacy Fund, established in 2017. With a gift of $100 or more, you can become a Member of the Living Legacy Fund. Members of the Living Legacy Fund will be listed on our website. We hope to raise $20,000 to celebrate the 20th anniversary in 2020! We know that your experience with John's Brothers has been impactful and hope you will consider making a donation.

Warm wishes,

Katie Roy
John's Brothers Match Specialist
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & MetroWest 

"One of the most lasting and powerful memories our son, Dan, took from his time as a Holy Cross Men’s Lacrosse player was the time he spent volunteering as a Big Brother.  He and his teammates felt great pride in the fact that they were part of something unique and important.  From the tragedy of John’s passing, and the collective response of a few young men that he should be remembered in a special way, an effort has grown to include schools throughout Worcester, now reaching to Boston and beyond."
-Bob Athchinson, Former Holy Cross Trustee, Parent of Dan Atchinson '05

Living Legacy Membership

Thank You to the Holy Cross John's Brothers Alumni Group of 1998-2002 for their $6,000 Contribution

Brian Buckley '98
Ryan Canavan '02
Michael Carr '01
Brian Duff '99
Rob Hotarek '02
Dan Kelsh '00
Joseph Leto '00
Damien McGough '99
Michael McLaughlin '01
Kevin Morrison '99
Gregory Neufeld ' 01
Paul Nugent '99
Seamus O'Shea '00
Tony Polito ' 02
Michael Reardon '98
Stephen Ribaudo '01
Brian Scollard '00
Pete Small '01
Matt Sweeney '01
Marc Wilson '01

Member: $100

Toby Banta
Daoman Chung
Nathaniel Chung
The DiNannos
Matthew Fallon
PJ Farrell
David and Suzanne Gaudreau
Kenneth Giaquinto
Jean Lavelle
Neil LeBlond
Derek Lemley
Tracy Lilly
Michael J. & Patricia McLaughlin
Kevin Morrison
Christine Munroe
Tim O'Brien
Susan O'Connell
Kelly Pacheco
John Rapport
Christopher Smith, Jr.
Christopher Smith, Sr.
Connor Smith
Kevin E. Sullivan
Connor Sweeney
Jon Vogel
Connor Waldron


Bronze Member: $250

Christopher Dow
Michael and Barbara Faron
Parker Greiwe
Charlie Keating
Gregory Neufeld
Michael McLaughlin
Peter Murphy
Derek Towle
Tom Ribaudo
Marc Wilson

Silver Member: $500

Stephen Ribaudo
Phillip Polito

Gold Member: $1,000+

Bob Atchinson
Dan Atchinson
Michael, Sharon & Teagan McCaffrey

*We endeavored to list all members as accurately as possible. Please notify if there was an inadvertent omission or misprint.

To view the list of Living Legacy Founding Members, please click here.