Mito Classic History: From Birthday Party to Fundraiser!
North Andover High School students, Jack Pascucci and Mikey Harty had always cherished their long-standing street hockey birthday party tradition that started when the boys were in kindergarten. The tradition was continued, but by sixth grade the boys had outgrown their annual party.
Sadly, the following year was the year that Mikey lost his little brother Matthew to mitochondrial disease. Feeling helpless and wanting to help, Jack and his family decided they would bring back the "Jack & Mikey Birthday Classic" as the Matthew Harty Mito Classic, to support the Matthew Harty Camper Fund which was launched in Matthew's honor.
The Matthew Harty Camper Fund allows children with mitochondrial disease to attend summer camp and provides scholarships for North Andover High School seniors, as well as college students battling mitochondrial disease.
The 7th Annual Matthew Harty Mito Classic will be held at the North Andover Youth Center on Thursday 4/16. The Middle School division will run from 3:00-5:00 and the High School division will start at 5:00. Middle school players, sign up here! High school players, stay tuned for registration information!