Wednesday, November 7, 2012
In a charity volleyball game Monday, Keystone Oaks teachers raised money for a scholarship fund named after two teachers who died last year.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Erin Faulk
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
With the memory of two beloved teachers in mind, Keystone Oaks teachers and staff played a charity volleyball game Monday to raise money for a scholarship fund. The game raised more than $1,500 for the David Armitage & Shawn O'Donnell Future Teacher Scholarship Fund. Competition was tough, but friendly, and Team O'Donnell won the match in four games: 25-12, 25-9, 23-25 and 25-17. Previously called the Future Teacher Scholarship, the fund was renamed by the Keystone Oaks Education Association to honor the two teachers. Now in its eighth year, the fund has raised more than $12,000 for Keystone Oaks High School graduates who pursue careers in education. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Miss something? No sweat. Here's the Week in Review, Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Pics & Clips Gallery. We'd love to hear from you! This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: The Patch week started with complete coverage of Hurricane Sandy. To read articles about the hurricane, see the Hurricane Sandy Topic Page on Dormont-Brookline Patch. Brookline Pub Re-opens Two Arrested in Beechview Drug Bust Beechview Man Arrested for Exposing Himself Gallon-Size Bag of …
Friday, November 2, 2012
A volleyball game Monday will honor teachers David Armitage and Shawn O'Donnell, and raise money for a scholarship fund.
The Keystone Oaks community was devastated last school year by the loss of two well-known teachers, David Armitage and Shawn O’Donnell, within months of each other. The community quickly came together to remember and honor those teachers, and support their families. On Monday, Keystone Oaks teachers will continue their legacies with something fun. The middle school and high school teachers will face off in a volleyball game Monday, Nov. 5, with proceeds to benefit the David Armitage & Shawn O'Donnell Future Teacher Scholarship Fund. “Both of these men meant so much to all of us, I thought there should be a way that we can get a lot of money into this account for the memory of those two guys,” said Keystone Oaks Middle School teacher Amy …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A married father of four young children, O'Donnell was diagnosed with cancer last spring.
After battling inoperable liver and colon cancer since last May, Cranberry resident Shawn O’Donnell died Tuesday afternoon. A married father of four who was a longtime social studies teacher at Keystone Oaks High School, O’Donnell, 44, and his family were the beneficiaries of this year’s Cranberry CUP (Community Uniting People), a nonprofit dedicated to helping local families. O’Donnell was present as his Pinehurst neighborhood took the CUP’s trophy during the nonprofit’s annual August softball tournament. The fundraiser features different neighborhoods and local businesses competing against each other. On that day, the O'Donnell family, including O’Donnell’s wife, Tina, and their children, Nathan, Alex, Brayden and Mia, received a …
Monday, September 26, 2011
"No One Fights Alone" benefits to aid ailing teacher Shawn O'Donnell.
"He is just a modern-day Superman!" says Justin Fabus of Shawn O'Donnell, his former social studies teacher at Keystone Oaks High School who has cancer. "He would do anything for his students ... I know I wouldn't be where I am with my music if it were not for his help." Now Fabus has an opportunity to give back to the man who so inspired him by performing his own brand of country music with his Justin Fabus Band at a benefit concert Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at Michael A. Callera Auditorium at Keystone Oaks High School. Donations of $5 will be collected at the door. Proceeds will benefit the O'Donnell family. O'Donnell has been battling inoperable colon and liver cancer since last May and has been in and out of area hospitals. Although …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Cranberry community comes together during the weekend's annual softball tournament to help the family of a Keystone Oaks teacher.
During Saturday's opening ceremony for the Cranberry CUP softball tournament, players, a cheer squad, relatives, friends, neighbors, and politicians joined the crowd to support the O'Donnell family of Cranberry. A social studies teacher in the Keystone Oaks School District and a father of four, Shawn O’Donnell was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer last May. This year's CUP tournament benefitted him and his family. Cranberry CUP, which stands for Community Uniting People, raises money to support local families in need. The annual softball tournament—in which different neighborhoods compete against each other to win the coveted Cranberry CUP trophy—is the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser. On Saturday, members of the O'Donnell family …