EAST BRUNSWICK – On Feb. 22, 2015, Patrick Awosogba, a School of Arts & Sciences student at Rutgers University, passed away playing in a pickup basketball game at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center.
Awosogba, a freshman, had a rare heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, where the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, causing an arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat.
Every summer since, Gregory Sampson, a former East Brunswick High School (EBHS) classmate and baseball teammate, organizes a wiffle ball tournament fundraiser to raise scholarship money for Awosogba’s family to present to a highly-deserving EBHS student.
This year’s tournament was held on Aug. 24 at the East Brunswick Baseball League on Dunhams Corner Road.
Additional contributions will be accepted via check be made payable to Patrick O. Awosogba Memorial Fund, c/o EBHS, 380 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick 08816; or online at www.gofundme.com/gs-scholarship-in-honor-of-bj.