On the evening of June 27th 2001, Brendan Peter Anthony Grant was playing left field for the Belmont Senior Babe Ruth team at Belmont High School. In pursuit of a fly ball during the 6th inning, Brendan collided with a teammate and sustained fatal injuries from the sudden on-field accident.
The Brendan Grant Foundation was created shortly after that extraordinary occurance (as a 501(c)3 organization) to honor the memory of a young man who exhibited a true passion for life.
While a student at Belmont High, Brendan participated in varsity football, wrestling, and baseball. In his senior year ('99-'00), he captained the Marauder wrestling and baseball teams. Attending American International College in Springfield, MA, Brendan went on to become a first-year starter for the Yellow Jacket baseball team.
The Brendan Grant Foundation is dedicated to enhancing youth development, and supports a host of local initiatives that perpetuate the best core values found in healthy parent-child relationships.
Each Father's Day, Brendan's Home Run 5k lets us celebrate these important family connections.
"Heroes are not celebrities or professional athletes, but people who do what they do for the goodness of others."
The Brendan Grant Foundation I P.O. Box 184 I Belmont, MA 02478 I 617-489-1514