Inaugural Garrett Dunsmoor Memorial Fundraiser planned for July 20

Garrett Dunsmoor, pictured above, will be remembered by friends and family in the inaugural event on July 20.

OSWEGO - The inaugural Garrett Dunsmoor Memorial Fundraiser will take place from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at “Lake Elizabeth,” 779 county Route 53, to honor the memory of Garrett Dunsmoor. “G-Man” was a vibrant 22-year-old from Oswego who lost his life in a tragic accident while traveling in Europe last summer. 

Garrett was a smart, funny, kind and humble young man who was passionate about education, athletics, music, film and social issues. In an effort to continue Garrett’s legacy the Garrett Dunsmoor Memorial Foundation was established to enrich the lives and invest in the future of youth in and around the Oswego Community.

Garrett graduated Cum Laude from St. Lawrence University with a double major in Communications and Business. He played two years of varsity football and four years of varsity lacrosse. Garrett graduated from Oswego High School where he was a proud Buccaneer, a three-sport athlete and a high honor student. His warm smile was constant and contagious—he had an incredible gift of impacting everyone he met.

The community is invited to join Garrett’s friends and family as we fundraise to support this important mission for the Garrett Dunsmoor Memorial Foundation. 

Tickets may be purchased online at: gdmemorialfundraiser.eventbrite.com or at the following locations: the Quality Inn, Warner Physical Therapy, and Strands & Essence Salon. All tickets include food and non-alcoholic drinks along with a cash bar (identification required).

Tickets include the opportunity to win a “Destination Fair Haven” package with overnight accommodations, dinner and other activities. Many raffle baskets and silent auction items, which were generously donated by members of the community, will also be available.

Live music will be provided by The Billionaires, Bryan Syrell, PK Experience, The Royals and Cam Caruso/Gary Carpentier. The Dance Hall Doctor will DJ the event. 

Many activities will be offered including a dunk booth, carnival games, Henna tattoos, lawn games, hay rides and more, some for a small fee. One highlight of the day will be a cornhole tournament with two brackets: “competitive” and “social.” Registration is available online at: gdmemorialfundraiser.eventbrite.com. Garrett Dunsmoor Memorial Foundation apparel and “swag” will also be available for purchase.

A free shuttle will be provided to and from the event by the Oswego “D” Bus. For a full schedule and updates follow us on Facebook, facebook.com/gdmemorialfoundation

Anyone wishing to volunteer can e-mail: gdmemorialfoundation@gmail.com.

Donations may be made at: paypal.me/gdmemorialfoundation.

A special thank you to the major sponsors that helped to make this fundraiser possible: Dominic Bozzelli, Jr., BSI Mechanical Inc., New York Bold Onions, Karen Usherwood, Warner Physical Therapy, Dom, Sue & Bianca Bozzelli, Kyle Collins, Oswego “D” Bus, Dudley Construction, Integrative Counseling, Andy & Karen Light, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, North East Technologies and Stone Creek Golf Club.

The Dunsmoor family thanks everyone for their past and current support and for helping us to honor Garrett by enriching the lives of others!

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