BABC Names Upcoming Prep Classic for Patrick Harrington
This coming weekend, January 17-18, 2015, Boston Amateur Basketball will proudly host the 1st Patrick J. Harrington Memorial Prep School Classic; January 17th at the Shelburne Community Center, and January 18th at the Reggie Lewis Center. Formerly known as the BABC Prep Classic, this event will honor the memory of hometown basketball giant, Patrick J. Harrington. Harrington, a former Brooks School captain who helped lead his team to the 1981 New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class C Championship, and later continued his playing career at Rollins College, died tragically in an automobile accident in October 2014. At the time of his passing, Patrick was preparing for his fifth season as the Head Coach of the Lady Raiders of Northwest Florida State College (NWF); where he had led his teams to a combined record of 100-25 and back to back appearances in the NJCAA Division 1 tournament. Prior to his time at Northwest Florida State, Harrington spent time on the women’s coaching staffs at the University of Colorado, and Oregon State University, as well as time as a men’s assistant at the University of New Orleans, Southern Utah University, and the University of Texas Pan-American.
Patrick’s life was consumed by his family, friends, and his teams. He enjoyed his many deep friendships, a laugh at everyone’s expense (especially his own), and the thrill of competition, be it on the hardwood or the golf course. Perhaps Patrick’s greatest legacy were the twenty-three student athletes he recruited to Northwest Florida State, who all went on to become matriculated students at four year institutions on basketball scholarships.
Harrington leaves behind his wife, Lori, and their three children: Kelly, Patrick II, and Katherine. A portion of the Classic’s proceeds will go to the Harrington Children’s Educational Trust, established for his three children. For additional information on the on the Harrington Educational Trust, please contact L.J. Harrington at Marble Harbor Investment Counsel, 101 Federal Street, Suite 2505, Boston, MA 02110 or email@example.com
For the complete event schedule for the Patrick J. Harrington Memorial Prep School Classic, as well as the BABC Winter Classic, to be held January 19, 2015 at the Reggie Lewis Center, please visit www.thebabc.com