Afterword:The Big Red by the Boiardi Family

During the 11 years since the Cornell University men's lacrosse season of 2004, George has been in the hearts and minds of his family and friends on a daily basis. The healing process resulting from the wrenching loss of him continues. The Big Red spirit that enveloped us all when we became part of the Cornell family, however, has lifted us up and kept us moving forward.

Many young men have their lives cut tragically short. Their families bear their loss and their friends help to console them. We keep these families in our hearts and prayers. We feel blessed that we have had the support of the Big Red family to console us. It has been remarkable to us how constant and ardent George's teammates, friends, and Cornell University have been in their commitment to keep the memory of George alive.

During a period of their lives when they have been starting careers and families, his teammates and friends have spent countless, precious hours raising funds for causes that George would have also been committed to. They established the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation to raise and donate funds to charitable causes. Initially all of the proceeds from annual winter gatherings at the 21 Dinner in New York City went to support the newly formed Teach For America—South Dakota. The 21 Run over the Cornell University Plantations roads, where George loved to ride his long skateboard, follows each scheduled men's lacrosse season and lends support to ...

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