Owen Thomas Legacy Scholarship Fund

Legacy Fund with a Matching Gift


In 2017 our FCA family lost one of our young men in a tragic accident. Owen Thomas, a Brighton, NY native, played in the program for three years prior to his passing. The loss of Owen has had a deep impact on the lives of the FCA athletes and coaches, but his joyful demeanor and passion for life will be remembered always.

The Thomas Family and FCA have come together to create a Legacy Scholarship Fund for FCA Lacrosse in the Upstate, NY area. We invite you to read this quote from Owen’s mother, Kate, to learn more about the impact FCA had on Owen’s life and to consider joining us to help honor Owen’s legacy by making a donation to this matching Fund.

Prior to Owen’s death, he had shared with us that some of his favorite memories were our summer lacrosse travels. He loved being with our family – we often camped out at fields – and spending breakfast, lunch and dinner with his friends as well. We believed that FCA offered Owen an infrastructure to learn about his faith, his family, and the value of lasting friendships. We were moved beyond words the night of the Owen’s wake when his FCA friends gathered to pay their respects as a team, and they created a huddle around us and our son Michael, also a former FCA player. We want nothing more than for other families to be able to share in the joy FCA brought to us, and the comfort the players, families and staff offered during our darkest hours. Faith is believing what you can’t see. We had a window to see it in the healing we felt during the huddle.Catherine Cerulli


The Thomas Family has made a three year commitment of $10,000 each year with the goal of matching this amount each year from donations made to FCA in honor of Owen. Click the button below to make a contribution. We are humbled and grateful for the generosity the Thomas family.

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