Money raised for schol­ar­ships

Cape Breton Post - - News | Glace Bay/New Waterford & Area -

The 14th an­nual Butch Kel­loway Me­mo­rial Men’s Slo-Pitch Tour­na­ment was re­cently held in Glace Bay, rais­ing an­other $3,000 for Glace Bay High School schol­ar­ships.

The tour­na­ment was hosted by the Coors Light Bull­dogs men’s slo-pitch team in hon­our of Butch Kel­loway, a for­mer mem­ber of the club who died in a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent in April 2004.

A total of 14 teams par­tic­i­pated this year. The Main Event Bev­er­age Room served as cospon­sor and venue for the clos­ing awards cer­e­mony.

In total, the tour­na­ment has do­nated more than $47,000 to Glace Bay High School, pro­vid­ing 96 schol­ar­ships based on aca­demic ex­cel­lence.

This past June, nine stu­dents each re­ceived a $400 schol­ar­ship in­clud­ing Nathan Livingston, Austin McIn­nis, An­thony Brad­bury, Brandi Lind, Kailin Gil­lis, Kal­lie MacKin­non, Chad O’Neill, Ma­cAulay McDougall and Nolan Jewells. Eight of the awards were pre­sented in Kel­loway’s name while Jewells was the re­cip­i­ent of the David Han­ra­han Me­mo­rial Award. Han­ra­han, a for­mer mem­ber of the Bull­dogs, died in 2015.

Kel­loway, who lived in the Cale­do­nia area of Glace Bay, grad­u­ated from Glace Bay High School in 1997. He was a mem­ber of the Glace Bay Colonels, who cap­tured the 1991 Canadian Ma­jor Lit­tle League ti­tle. That team was in­ducted into the Cape Bre­ton Sports Hall of Fame in May 2017.

Kel­loway, who at­tended Cape Bre­ton Univer­sity and St. Fran­cis Xavier Univer­sity, was a mem­ber of the Cale­do­nia Po­lice Boys Club for sev­eral years and was em­ployed at Stream call cen­tre at the time of his death.

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