Nicholas Nanakos, a graduating student of John S. Burke Catholic High School was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from The David Racine Scholarship Fund, a charitable fund administered through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.
Nick will be attending Drexel University in Philadelphia this fall to pursue a career in Finance. “It is truly an honor to have been awarded the David Racine Scholarship, and I am absolutely humbled to have been given this award. I would like to thank the Racine family from the bottom of my heart, God bless you and your son David who is watching over us,” said Nick Nanakos.
The David Racine Scholarship Fund was created following David Racine’s sudden death on December 27, 2011 as the result of a brain aneurysm. At 25 years old, David was the only child of Patti and Tracy Racine. He had recently taken steps to enter the U.S. Marine Corps as a flight mechanic. His love of football and his big heart have inspired the Racines to establish The David Racine Scholarship Fund as a lasting way to honor David and to keep his memory alive and vibrant.
Through The David Racine Scholarship Fund, a scholarship will be awarded annually to a Burke Catholic football player who is a leader, team player, and good person with the same character and passion that David exhibited for family, faith, football, and Burke Catholic High School.
Contributions to The David Racine Scholarship Fund are welcome. Donations may be made to CFOS-The David Racine Scholarship Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 202, Montgomery, NY 12549. Donations may also be made on-line at www.cfoc-ny.org. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws.
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