Wolcott Tech Honors Tim Considine.
TORRINGTON: The green shirts were back.
The Irish colored shirts that have comer to signify the spirit of Tim Considine were out in full force on Thursday night as the Wolcott Tech boys basketball team, led by an inspired sophomore, slaluted a man who loved the City of Torrington.
It's hard to believe that's four months have passed since the former coach, player, friend and family man left his p eople too soon after fighting bravely with ALS.
It's hard not to feel the love in the gym when the remaining Considine Family, led by his wife Cheryl, enter and spread the positive memories of their loved one.
Matt DellAgnes, a sophomore basketball player for the Wildcats, thought it would be a nice idea to have a night honoring a man who knew and coached many of the Tech players who battled Cheney Tech on the floor.
All the proceeds, including the gate and a special 50-50 raffle, where to be donated to the Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Scholarship, which is open to any high school student who lives in Torrington, is working it's way through the deciding process and will soon be in the hands of a lucky few Torrington residents.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut, Inc. is handling the process from start to finish.
Applications where available at the door for those interested in saving some money on their ever rising cost for higher education.
Two, $1000 dolar awards will be given later this year.
Wildcat Athletic Director, Ray Tanguay, spoke from half court before the start of the varsity game and welcomed the crowd and the Considinde Family before handing things over to Cheryl Considine who spoke of the gratitude and disbelieve her husband would have had on such a night.
"Tim would first wonder, "Why". his bride explained. "I don't deserve this."
But to those in attendance, the feeling of yes, you truly did deserve the honors being bestowed on you even if it can't be in person.
Many people, including Tanguay and your truly, never had the pleasure of knowing Tim Considine when he was here with us.
After spending the past four months of getting to know the family better, you got a feeling that you knew Tim anyway, through his loving and giving family.
They are the definition of a stick-together family, these Considine folks are.
Always there for one another, in good times and bad.
Torrington royalty, led by Mrs. Considine, who felt nights like this helped people remember what her husband stood for and enjoyed.
The Wildcats also announced that they would make this an annual event, starting next year when the next to the last home game would be once again dedicated to a man who dedicated so much to his fellow man.
Great job, Wildcats.
While they may have dropped a 64-41 decision to a tall Cheney Tech on Thursday night, the Tech players were part of something bigger, an important event that made all feel good.
And all started by a tenth grader.
Nice job Matt.