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Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund

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Raised by 904 people in 18 months
Created February 22, 2018
This is the official Scott J. Beigel GoFundMe page in honor of Scott Beigel, the teacher killed the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  

Scott's family has set up the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund in Scott’s honor. The fund will provide scholarships to send children, who couldn’t otherwise afford it, to summer camp.  This Fund is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax dedecutible.

Donations can also be made directly through the official website listed below.  All donations from GoFundMe and the website go to the same place, and will be deposited to the 501(c)(3) account later this year.

http://scottjbeigelmemorialfund.com
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Run 4 Beigel---Long Island---October 20, 2019
Heckscher State Park

Scott was a teacher, a coach, a camp counselor, a son, a grandson, a brother, an uncle, a nephew, a cousin, a friend and a hero. Scott was a very humble young man who never knew how much of an impact he had on others, especially children. Scott loved working with children. Teaching afforded him the ability to continue with one of his life’s passions, working at sleep away camp. Scott ultimately wanted to have a positive impact on every child, no matter how young or old, no matter what the issues. Scott did volunteer work in South Africa with underprivileged children.

It is for this reason that we have combined Scott’s two life passions; his love for summer camp and his desire to teach and mentor children, that we started the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund.( www.scottjbeigelmemorialfund.com) The Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund is a 501(c)(3) not for profit whose mission statement and purpose is to help send under privileged children touched by gun violence to summer camp. In less than 18 months since its founding, the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund has attained the highly coveted Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.org. ( https://www.guidestar.org/profile/82-4450173).

We will do everything we can to make sure Scott’s legacy lives on. In 2019, we sent 32 underprivileged children touched by gun violence to Camp Junior through the Fresh Air Fund, 11 children each to Camp Fiver and Camp Wilbur Herrlich through the SCOPE for a total of 54 underprivileged children this year.

We had the privilege of visiting all 3 camps this summer and spend time with the children and hear their stories. None of these children had ever had the experience of going to summer camp, let alone a sleep away camp. The looks of joy on their faces was incredible to see and feel. Their smiles and laughter were contagious. Many of these children came from homeless shelters or single parent homes through New York, some having never seen a horse, swim in a lake or go up a rock climbing wall.

Scott J. Beigel was credited with saving the lives of over 30 students and in the process, sacrificed his own, when he went against protocol and opened his classroom door to save the lives of students who were panicked in the hall way. Scott has been recognized by ESPN with the awarding of an ESPY as Coach of the Year in 2018. The Orange Bowl has started the Beigel-Feis-Hixon award for valor which is awarded at the Orange Bowl each year. The New York State Legislature passed a Legislative Resolution honoring Scott. The New York State Red Flag Law or Extreme Risk Protection Order was dedicated to Scott. The Town of Huntington renamed Hart Place, Scott J. Beigel Way to recognize his heroism and sacrifice. The New York Mets will be recognizing Scott in September 2019 in a pregame ceremony as part of Scott J. Beigel Day. Scott's heroism was recognized in feature articles in ESPN the Magazine and Runner World. Scott was inducted into both the Broward County and Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame. These are only a few of the honors bestowed upon Scott for his heroism.

This summer the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund sent 54 underprivileged children touched by gun violence to summer camp to show that there are alternatives to gangs and gun violence. Our goal is to send the same 54 children we sent to camp this year back again next year and an additional 54 in 2020.

Further information about the event can be found at the link below

https://events.elitefeats.com/october-2019-scott-j-beigel-memorial-fund-5k-heckscher-state-park

We would greatly appreciate any assistance in making our goal a reality.
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Monday June 10th was not only “Remembering Scott” …. It was a night to remember!!!
Amongst the 150 guests, we had old friends, new friends, supporters and dignitaries join us in honoring, getting to know and remembering Scott.
The evening included the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund presenting a check in the amount of $67,200.00 to “The Fresh Air Fund”, and a second check in the amount of $28,600.00 to “SCOPE” for a grand total of $95,800.00. These checks will give 54 underprivileged children touched by gun violence the opportunity to experience the wonders of sleep-away camp --- the way Scott did. This is our goal… This is our mission… Scott is loving this!!!

Scott’s cross-country team presented the Fund with a check in the amount of $14,537.17 which represented the proceeds from the 2nd Annual “Run 4 Beigel”, which they lovingly held this past March. Please save the date for the 3rd Annual “Run 4 Beigel” on February 1. 2019 in Parkland, Florida.

Another major announcement came from the New York Mets organization.

On September 8, 2019, the New York Mets will recognize and honor the life and legacy of Scott J. Beigel. Scott and the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund will be highlighted during an on-field, pregame ceremony. The NY Mets will also be providing 200 tickets for the campers and their families to enjoy the game and take part in the festivities. The NY Mets want “more people to be aware of Scott’s life and the impact he continues to make through the Fund.” In addition, to help the Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund send more children to camp next year, the NY Mets have made a donation of $2,500.00 to the Fund. A huge thank you to the entire NY Mets organization for their support and generosity.

A very special thank you from my heart goes out to Jason Glick, Jon Greene and Nora Greene. None of this would have come about if not for their love for, and special bond with, Scott. You know how much I love the three of you (as did Scott) and I look forward to us making this an annual event.
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In honor of Scott and his sacrifice, on the marking of the first year after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, please help us send under privilged children touched by gun violence to summer camp. We have combined Scott's love of summer camp with his love for helping children.
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