Mustangs to honor Evoy with special game

Contributed Story Posted 19 April 2017 at 9:37 am

Jeff Evoy

Medina will host  Wilson  at 7 p.m. Saturday in the 1st annual Jeff “Mucker” Evoy Memorial Baseball Game, in honor of the former superintendent who passed away from a rare form of cancer.

Evoy served as superintendent of the Medina Central School District for nearly five years before his passing June 24, 2016. Prior to that, he worked in the Pembroke Central School District as principal, and in the Albion Central School District as a teacher for many years.

Additionally,, he coached both high school and youth sports throughout his career, touching the lives of countless children in the three communities, as well as many adults who taught with and for him.

“A ceremony will be held shortly before the game to honor the beloved superintendent, and the Medina District invites the surrounding communities to come take part” said Eric Hellwig who is coordinating the event. “Any former colleagues from Albion and Pembroke, as well as colleagues from Medina will be asked to come down on the field in a display of the impact Mr. Evoy had on the lives of so many in the area. His wife, Maureen, and children, Sean and Kelsey, will throw out first pitches before the game.”

In 2016, a scholarship was established by his wife and children and donations from fans will help that scholarship fund.

The opponent for the game is also significant as Wilson Lakemen head coach Mark Kurtz was a childhood friend of Evoy’s and remained close with his friend right up until his passing. Coach Kurtz was hoping to find a way to honor Evoy’s memory and was more than happy to accommodate a schedule change in order to play the game on Saturday evening.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the scholarship fund but can’t attend the game may send a check to: Evoy Scholarship Fund, c/o Eric Hellwig, Medina High School, 2 Mustang Drive, Medina, NY 14103.