Family and friends of Justin Bakst have established an account with the school district. A request has been made to the board of education to establish a scholarship in Justin's memory. It is hoped that the scholarship fund will attract enough contributions so that an annual award can be made to a Schrieber graduate. A committee will be established to determine the criteria for awarding the scholarship. Currently, the account has $1,495. Donations to the scholarship fund can be sent to:
Make checks payable to: Port Washington Public Schools - Justin Bakst Scholarship
Mail to: Port Washington Public Schools, Maria Carpinelli, 100 Campus Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050
As a result of the crash another young man, Patrick McCloskey, sustained a lifelong injury - the amputation of his right leg just below the knee. Patrick along with his brother Sean attend Loyola of Maryland on lacrosse scholarships. Loyola has assured Patrick that his education scholarship will remain. Patrick, in order to resume an active life, will require a state-of-the-art prostethic that can cost upwards of $30,000.
Recognizing that the financial burden associated with Patrick's recovery will exceed what his family alone can handle, a fund has been established through the effort of Ira Hazan, whose son is a longtime friend of the McCloskey brothers. The Community Chest of Port Washington has joined in this effort by setting up a special fund. Donations to the fund will be dedicated solely to Patrick and are tax deductible. Members of the community interested in assisting can make contributions to:
Make checks payable to: Community Chest: The Patrick McCloskey Special Fund
Mail to: Community Chest of Port Washington, 382 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050