Milford boys win tourney to aid coach
The host Milford High boys’ basketball team defeated Brookline, 65-53, last Sunday to win the inaugural tournament honoring Wally Seaver, the former Milford assistant and Franklin High head coach who is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The tournament’s proceeds and prior donations — with more pledges expected — exceeded $10,000 as of Tuesday, and will benefit the Falmouth-based Compassionate Care ALS organization and research into the disease.
The 16-team tournament was initiated by Seaver’s son, Paul, a former Milford High basketball captain. His father attended the Milford-Brookline finale.
“Putting together a tournament is not an easy job, but Paul has done it with tremendous emotion for me,” Wally Seaver said in an e-mail. “I have had so much comfort from family, friends and the community. There has been unbelievable love and support.”
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