It's remarkable how small communities rally in times of need & can create positive change from the worst tragedies. Such is the case of Stephen Record, who would have turned 21 this month. A scholar, athlete & active teenager, his passing greatly affected his hometown of Jaffrey. Today, people are still active in an Open Group on Facebook,In Memory of Stephen Curtis Record, to which they regularly post messages in honor of his memory.
Likewise, his spirit has inspired many to give in his memory to scholarships. Three scholarships are awarded to locals: a student graduating high school, one finishing eighth grade and another for a student finishing fifth. In the business world, his mother has since bought a restaurant on Route 202 that she has named JP Stephen's for her two sons. I host karaoke there the last Thursday of each month, a FPU event.
Each year, there is a basketball skills tournament. This year will be the Fifth Annual Hoops for Steve. After the afternoon competition, there will be a game that evening between Conant and the FPU Ravens. I am very honored to be able to contribute to the great legacy Steve has left the community by acting as emcee and entertainment for the event.
From one to four, we shall be have various competitions including free throw fundraiser, 3 point competition, half court shots, & more! Then at six o'clock, we shall meet again for a game between Conant Alumuni & FPU Men's Basketball. There will be a raffle for the opportunity to win a chance to take a $1000 Half-Court Shot. For anybody interested in collecting pledges to support this great event, one of two annually that create almost $100,000 worth of scholarships for this region, please print the pdf sponsor sheet.