It’s rare these days to see Herkimer High School Principal Mary Tomaso in a Little Falls jersey, but when she donned one on Saturday afternoon, it was for a good reason.
Over the past week, Herkimer High School collected enough spare change and paper money to donate $1,700 to support the “Never Walk Alone” fund in memory of Connor Gage. Students, faculty, staff and even alumni stuffed collection jars full of funds to help support a scholarship that will be available to students from Herkimer, where Gage had attended school, and Little Falls, where he graduated.
— Tomaso’s Tweets (@HHSMagicians) September 27, 2019
But while the fundraising total was impressive, it wasn’t enough for Herkimer to top rival Little Falls in the friendly competition. The Mounties raised $2,600 to Herkimer’s $1,700, so representing the “losing” side, Ms. Tomaso donned a Little Falls Mounties jersey at the game.
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“It was nice to see the Gage family and friends, especially Connor’s brother Ronnie, at the game,” Ms. Tomaso said, adding, “It was a great way to show them that Connor’s legacy lives on.”
The Magicians did triumph on the field, however, defeating Little Falls 32-12 in Saturday’s game. Herkimer plays at home on Oct. 4 against Holland Patent, and teachers are encouraged to attend wearing green to support the team. The game kicks off at 7 p.m.