Max Calderone Memorial Soccer Tournament thanks

To the editor:

We would like to offer heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped ensure that the third annual tournament was as awesome as the previous years. While it breaks our heart to memorialize Max, we are certain that he would be so proud of the event, the level of competition, his brother’s winning goal and how much fun was had.

We would like to especially thank the sponsors of Max’s tournament: Guide Boat Realty, Lakeview Deli, The Shamrock, Atlas Hoofed It Farm, the Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake and the town of Brighton.

Special recognition goes to Julie and Mackenzie Cotter, David Knapp, Becca Bingham, Linda Brousseau, Gary Cowan, Josh Dann, Tim Tobin, Josh Marlow, Heather Nicolia Oliver, Sara and Dan Burke, Beth and Danny Delginko, Lynn and Marlene Pino and others — you know who you are!

The true stars of the day were the players, parents and volunteers. Max’s family wishes to thank the community for their continued support and friendship, and for honoring Max and all he embodied in such a joyful way. We are truly grateful. MAXimize life!

Due to everyone’s generosity, the Max Calderone ’12 Memorial Scholarship winner will be receiving $1,000 at Saranac Lake High School’s graduation this June.

Ruth Pino

Paul Smiths