Kurtz, Hurd, DeBrisco Rae’s Day Scholarship winners; Walk this Sunday

Westhill's Morgan Kurtz is one of the Rae's Day scholarship winners.

Westhill’s Morgan Kurtz is one of the Rae’s Day scholarship winners.

Leading up to Sunday’s annual fundraising Walk to Remember, the Rae’s Day scholarship winners were announced on Tuesday: Morgan Kurtz of Westhill, Kellie Hurd of Trinity Catholic and Katie DeBrisco of Stamford High School.

The three will be honored during this weekend’s second-annual walk, which raises money for the Rachel Sottosanti Memorial Fund, which was formed to honor and commemorate the life of Rachel Sottosanti, the former Westhill shortstop who took her own life at the age of 19.

Sottosanti was a popular student, talented athlete and was active in serving as a role model working with various sports leagues.

The fund has worked hard and done incredible work to both perpetuate Sottosanti’s memory and bring awareness and educate people on suicide prevention. There was a forum for parents held at Westhill on May 6.

Sunday’s activities, which run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., include a 5k walk and 3k run, at Cove Island.

Last year’s Walk was a huge success, brought together the Stamford sports community and raised a lot of money. The expectations are this year’s event will be even larger and more successful.

To learn more about the Rachel Sottosanti Memorial Fund, click here.

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