Happy Father's Day

What better way to celebrate Father's Day than to celebrate one of our own. On April 24, in Wilson, North Carolina, the Barton College softball team wore special red jerseys and raised money for the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust. John Scott is on the board of Firefighters for Healing and a volunteer assistant coach for the Barton College softball team. This charity is particularly meaningful for volunteer assistant coach John D. Scott, a Barton graduate who was a close friend of Crowther and who sits on the Trust’s Board. We are proud to call John our friend.

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Full Story! Crowther was the “man in the red bandanna” who sacrificed his life to save others during the bombing of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. The former member of the men’s varsity lacrosse team at Boston College was working as an equities trader for the firm of Sandler O’Neill and Partners on the 104th floor of the south tower when the attacks occurred. A volunteer firefighter since age 16, Crowther put his training to use by helping countless people to safety and making numerous trips up and down the stairs that fateful day before ultimately losing his own life.

To honor his memory, the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust was established to recognize and reward academic excellence in young men and women who serve their communities and assist young people to become exemplary adults through education, health, recreation and character development.