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Windjammer hoop night benefit for Brian Fitzpatrick Nov. 25

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:22 am
by Tom Nolette
Fitzy Strong': Windjammer hoop benefit night for Brian Fitzpatrick Nov. 25
Basketball games to benefit man who battles liver cancer and was part of two state title teams

ROCKPORT — Alumni of Camden-Rockport and Camden Hills Regional high schools will gather on Saturday, Nov. 25 to help support Brian Fitzpatrick, a former standout basketball player who battles liver cancer.

Fitzpatrick was a member of the 1999 and 2001 Windjammer state Class B championship basketball teams.

On Nov. 25 at Camden Hills Regional High School, there will be a women's game at 5:30 p.m. and men's contest at 7 p.m.

Players from 1999 through 2005 are invited to participate in the event.

Between games there will be an oldies' free-throw shooting contest. Those expected to participate include Charlie Wootton, Jeff Hart, Paul MacDonald, Terry Fitzpatrick, Kim Carr Kuhn, Stuart Smith, Jeff Brawn and Tom Stammen, among others.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and admission will be $5 for adults and $2 for children. Donations will be accepted at the door.

There will be a concession stand in the Wave Café. There will be a raffle table with items donated from the community. A 50/50 raffle also will take place.

Players interested in playing should email Sue Wootton at or Jeff Hart at

If one is interested in making a donation, one can email Melissa Hart at or Anna Dugal at ... 25/1702043

Re: Windjammer hoop night benefit for Brian Fitzpatrick Nov.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:58 am
by Tom Nolette
Windjammers Alumni Play Hoops to Help Fitzpatrick Family

ROCKPORT, MAINE (WABI) - In Rockport, tonight, former Windjammers basketball players got together to support a guy who won two Gold Balls there. They played alumni games to raise money for Brian Fitzpatrick and his family. Fitzy helped the Camden Rockport boys, as he puts it, with some garbage minutes in the state game in 1999. Then as a senior, helped guide them into the new school and gym with a state title at Camden Hills in 2001. Brian recently diagnosed with Liver Cancer, he's had treatments and finally got some positive news: it’s working. His hometown community adding to the positivity this evening in a big way...

Re: Windjammer hoop night benefit for Brian Fitzpatrick Nov.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:00 am
by Tom Nolette
Windjammer alumni basketball games
'Overwhelming' community support helps keep 'Fitzy Strong'
Brian Fitzpatrick, a member of two state title teams, battles liver cancer

...Brian is such a warrior," said Jeff Hart, who, with Sue Wootton and others, helped spearhead the event. "He is strong-minded. He’s a fighter … and he’s going to get through all this. We’re just here to help he and his family a little while he’s 'on the disabled list.' No one in this community is going to just sit back and watch this happen without reaching out to help. And once again, this event shows all that."

"Brian is a soft-spoken young man," said Sue Wootton. "He was always one of those kids that would talk to adults when he was a teenager and was easy to engage in conversation. Both Fitzpatrick boys are friendly and outgoing with other people. I think they get that from their parents. Of course, 'Fitzy' had quite an influence on a lot of young people in his coaching days. This has been a long, tough battle, but Brian has such a good and positive attitude."

Fitzpatrick said he will continue to battle through his health issues and plans to participate in future Windjammer alumni games. ... ng/1706898

Re: Windjammer hoop night benefit for Brian Fitzpatrick Nov.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:47 am
by Tom Nolette
Zack Miller‏
The past few months for former Camden Hills' basketball player Brian Fitzpatrick have been tough, but the community came together for him #mesports ... page_panel