Nine years ago, on January 11, 1998, the Saugus Softball Family lost one of their own.
Eighteen year old, Lauren Blaire, a vibrant senior and talented catcher, was killed by a drunk driver while waiting at a red light at Plum Canyon and Bouquet Canyon .
In honor of Lauren, the Saugus Softball Program has maintained a scholarship fund in her name. This scholarship fund was founded by her family and friends. Each year, senior softball players are invited to submit an essay concerning the ongoing problem of drinking and driving and the consequences.
This year the Blaire family and Saugus Softball will sponsor two scholarships of $1,000 each. Saugus has eight seniors on their team this year. A committee, headed by the Blaire Family, will select the outstanding entries and the scholarships are awarded and presented at the Saugus High CAPR Awards Ceremony.
On Thursday, May 3, 2007, the Saugus Varsity Softball Team will play a league game against Canyon High School at the Hart Pony Complex at 7:00 pm. The Saugus team will play in memory of Lauren Blaire.
This event began as an Alumni Game with her teammates but for the past 3 years has been a Memorial Game.
There will be a 50/50 raffle to help maintain the scholarship fund. Thanks to our parents, players (past & present), coaches, Lamppost Pizza and the Blaire family and friends we are able to add to the scholarship each year.
If you or your business would like to make a donation please send it to The Lauren Blaire Scholarship Fund c/o Saugus Softball Booster Club at 21900 W. Centurion Way, Saugus, CA 91350.
It is a tragedy that such a memorial game should ever take place, however, we hope that those who attend realize the positive impact it provides. The reiteration of the message that “drinking and driving” don’t mix and that Lauren’s spirit is alive on the Saugus softball fields.
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