New Milford Gears Up for ‘Spada Bowl’ Touch Football Championship
Hey, New Milford, are you ready for some Football?
This is not just any touch football tournament. This is Spada Bowl I to benefit the Timmy Spada Memorial Foundation.
New Milford residents will remember Tim Spada — he was the New Milford Green Wave Varsity Quarterback from 2001 to 2004. Unfortunately, Tim tragically took his own life two years ago. Now, the Timmy Spada Memorial Foundation has announced that Spada Bowl I will take place October 28 & 29, at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford.
Myke Furhman, the Spada Memorial Foundation president commented in a recent press release:
In life, Tim loved football, He was our Green Wave quarterback and a die-hard Patriots fan. It was a huge part of his life. The Spada Bowl allows us to honor his memory and keep his legacy alive by establishing a scholarship that will help an aspiring hometown student.
Spada Bowl proceeds will be divided between two recipients; the John Pettibone Memorial Scholarship Fund and the event's host, Harrybrooke Park. Also, a scholarship will be established in Spada's name, which will be gifted to a New Milford High School student in need of funding to pursue higher education.
The foundation was established with the purpose of raising funds that will be donated to charities in Spada's honor. This is the second fundraiser of the year held by the Spada Memorial Foundation, the first being the Timmy Spada Memorial Golf Classic, which was held on June 19 at the Club at River Oaks in Sherman.
Registration is going on now at www.timmyspada.org. Entry is $400 per team, which may include a roster of up to 12 players. Football games will be 6 on 6, and each team is guaranteed multiple games. Players who wish to enter as free agents may do so on the website for a small deposit, which will be refunded when they are placed on an active roster. Registration will close on October 21st.