EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – The Eastchester Eagles Sports Club has set up a scholarship in the memory of former high school varsity football and basketball player Nick DePippo, who died in Manhattan earlier this month.
The club announced that they are accepting donations for the Nicholas DePippo Athletic Scholarship fund, which has been established in honor of the 2010 Eastchester High School graduate.
DePippo, 23, died in the wee hours of Sunday, June 7 while attempting to climb onto a railing near the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, reportedly to get a better view of the rising sun. While climbing, he fell several feet to his death on a concrete jogging path at approximately 6 a.m.
DePippo, who worked as a lifeguard at Lake Isle before becoming a full-time student at the University of Massachusetts and Widener, played wideout and defensive back for the Eastchester football team during his time at the high school.
Following his passing, Eastchester Superintendent of Schools Walter Moran, who served as the middle school principal while DePippo attended, said, "the entire Eastchester School District family is very saddened by the death. His family is in our thoughts and prayers during this painful time."
On their Twitter account @EastchesterFB, members of the Eastchester Football Club noted, “Nick was a great kid, and everyone loved him.”
Donations for the Nicholas DePippo Athletic Scholarship can be sent to the Eastchester School District offices at 2 Stewart Place. Checks can be made payable to the Eastchester Union Free School District, with the note “DePippo Athletic Scholarship” in the memo section of the check. All donations are tax deductible.
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