New York State Senator Jim Tedisco presented Mike and Regina Stewart, the parents of Chris Stewart, who was killed in a tragic car accident in 2012, with a check representing a New York State grant of $100,000 that will provide the final funding for the Christopher F. Stewart Media Box at halftime of Friday’s opening home contest for the Shenendehowa football team.
“I’m proud to announce tonight that I secured a $100,000 state grant to help build the Christopher F. Stewart Media Box at the Shenendehowa Athletic Field. This will serve as an everlasting tribute to Chris Stewart’s memory and passion for athletics and to help save lives by reminding people of the impact of dangerous and drunk driving,” said Tedisco. “There is no excuse for drunk, drugged, distracted or dangerous driving. Make the right choice before getting behind the wheel and putting lives at risk. Use Uber, call a taxi or ask a friend for a ride because life is too precious.”
“My heart aches for Regina and Mike Stewart for their unimaginable loss. In the past five years, they have taken their family’s personal tragedy and channeled their energy into positive efforts to benefit the community to ensure what happened to them doesn’t happen to other families. Chris Stewart’s motto was ‘I believe that we can win!’ Through Chris Stewart’s inspiration and memory symbolized by this media box, I believe we will see many future wins at Shenendehowa by young people making good decisions on and off the field,” said Tedisco.
“As we approach the 5-year mark of the loss of our son…
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