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Blood drive, fundraiser keep Terry Moyer’s memory alive

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Paula Moyer pulls the ticket for a gift basket as part of a fundpraiser today to fund a scholarship and support the sports program at Medina Central School. Her son Terry died in a car accident on Aug. 28, 2011. He was 17.

MEDINA – Paula Moyer is continuing to keep her son’s memory alive, raising money for a scholarship and the sports program at Medina Central School.

Today, Moyer held the second annual blood drive and basket raffle in honor of her son Terry Moyer, who was 17 when he died in a tragic car accident on Culvert Road on Aug. 28, 2011.

The family awarded the first scholarship in Terry Moyer’s name this past June. Matthew Montesanti won the $250 scholarship. The scholarship will go to a graduate pursuing a building trades career or playing sports in college.

Terry played football and wrestled at Medina.

“We want to raise money for the scholarship and make sure sports are not cut,” Paula Moyer said. “He loved being in the sports.”

Donors gave 19 pints of blood during the drive at the Oak Orchard Elementary School.

Brandon Robinson, 20, of Amherst gives blood today in memory of his friend Terry Moyer. Nineteen people donated during a blood drive in Moyer’s memory.