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Forever 56 Foundation Presents Scholarships


June 21, 2018

Photo courtesy of Lynda Shrader

Front Row (L-R): Brianna Halverson, Leah Hanna, Lily Mcmahan, Otto Anson, Tyler Rufenacht, Jordan Caputo, Nick Fahey. Middle Row (L-R): Kristen Lowery, Jordan Roelke, Cassidy Heller, Katie Stuessy, Derek Baumgartner, Drew Shrader. Top Row (L-R): Coltyn Winkers, Devin Brown, Dalton Fahey, Gracie Samon, Noah Fahey. Missing from photo: Samantha Trainor.

The Forever 56 Foundation was started in the memory of Eric James O'Connor, who died at 17-years-old as a result of a car/ATV accident in July of 2017. Eric was an avid hunter and fisherman who always enjoyed the great outdoors. He was a three sport athlete, participating in Football, Basketball, and Track. He was involved in FFA and 4-H, as well as Cub Scouts as a young man. He enjoyed singing in the Belleville High School Choir.

The name of the foundation is after Eric's football number, "56". It is the intention of the Forever 56 Foundation to provide scholarships as well as donati...

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