Fun Family Weekend Coming to Swansea in Honor of Late Dylan Quinn
After tragically losing her 16-year-old son in January of this year, Cara Quinn decided to pick up the pieces and ensure that her son’s name lived on through a charitable organization called the Dylan Quinn Community Fund.
On Saturday, July 22nd, and Sunday, July 23rd, Cara and her organization will host a Ball Hockey Tournament and Field Day for their first-ever fundraising event.
Who Was Dylan Quinn?
Dylan Quinn was a 16-year-old student at Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton, and he loved sports. Growing up in Rehoboth, Quinn found joy in Hockey and Lacrosse and was a junior counselor at Camp Ramsbottom in Rehoboth.
On January 15th of 2023, Quinn was killed in a rollover car crash after a morning trip to Dunkin’. He was a passenger in a pickup truck when it crashed and flipped over in Berkley, where he later succumbed to his injuries at Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.
The Dylan Quinn Community Fund
Wounds were still fresh as Dylan’s mother, Cara Quinn, tried to put into words the immense loss her family has endured this year, but her unwavering strength rang loud and clear when she shared what the Dylan Quinn Fund was all about.
“We decided to start a nonprofit in March and we officially became a 501c3 as of two weeks ago,” she shared. “We raise money to give scholarships to students that will allow them to participate in sports without financial burden.”
The Dylan Quinn Fund is continuing Dylan’s legacy by connecting kids to the wonderful communities of the sporting world and summer camps, and by supporting organizations that provide these opportunities to kids.
In its short span of being a nonprofit, the organization has already awarded scholarships to two students at Dylan’s former school and has given back financially to Camp Ramsbottom.
But now, the time has come for its first fundraising event.
What to Expect at Dylan Quinn’s Ball Hockey Tournament and Field Day
On Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd from 10 am to 6 pm, friends and families can watch their favorite high school ice hockey teams compete in the first-ever Dylan Quinn Ball Hockey tournament at 271 Sharps Lot Road in Swansea, courtesy of the SouthCoast Ball Hockey Association. Other activities include corn hole, ladder ball, can jam, live music, crafts, and tattoos for kids.
“It’s amazing to be able to give back (to the community),” said Quinn. “It’s been really helpful to have a purpose and see some good out of something that was so terrible.”
If you would like to donate to or sponsor the event, reach out to Cara Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.