On Saturday, March 8, family, friends, students, and the hockey community will come together to remember and honor Bradley Wess.
The 16- year old died in an automobile accident on Oct. 19, 2007. He was a junior at Forest Hills High School, where he achieved high honors and also participated in hockey. He planned to study for a career in engineering after graduation. To celebrate Brad’s life and continue his legacy the ‘Brad Wess Memorial Scholastic Showcase’ was created in his memory.
It’s the 8th year for the memorial game held in Johnstown and it’s given more than $11,000 in scholarships to area seniors. The scholarships are awarded at the end of the game by Brad’s family in his honor.
In 2014, about 60 seniors from nine area schools participated; three were awarded scholarships after the event. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. on March 8, 2015, and take place at the Cambria County War Memorial. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children, tickets can be purchased at the door.
For more information on the scholarship fund in Brad’s memory click on hockey. Contributions can also be made to the ‘Brad Wess Scholarship Fund’ through Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.