The Brett V. Fitzpatrick
Memorial Scholarship Fund
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On January 1st, 2014, the Avalon Beach Patrol lost one of its own, Brett V. Fitzpatrick. Brett served on the Beach Patrol for many years as a medic and was also a competitor on the Surf Dash Team.
Brett grew up in Sicklerville, where he made many lifelong friends. Brett later graduated from Saint Augustine College Prep School in 2006 and attended the University of Miami.
In addition to his time on the ABP, Brett worked a number of life safety, security and rescue positions in his lifetime as a lifeguard, security officer, CPR/AED Instructor and medic. He worked at Gillian’s Water Park, Sahara Sam’s Water Park, Trump Entertainment Resorts, AtlantiCare EMS, the Avalon Rescue Squad, and as a volunteer with the Upper Township Rescue Squad.
Brett’s heart, however, was with the Avalon Beach Patrol. He loved working as a medic and being with his friends. The highlight of his summer was participating in the lifeguard competitions. With Brett’s help, the Avalon surf dash team was one of the most competitive in South Jersey and placed first in many competitions.
Brett devoted his life to helping others. He was a wonderful son and nephew, a dedicated friend to many and will live in the hearts of everyone who loved him. He loved the Saint Augustine Prep brotherhood and was a loyal Phillies and UM Hurricane fan.
In coordination with Brett’s family, the ABP Alumni Association established a Memorial Scholarship Fund in Brett’s name. This annual scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Avalon Beach Patrol who has excelled academically, embodies the passion that Brett had for helping others, has displayed a high level of teamwork, and embraces the brotherhood of the ABP.
2014 - Anthony Richardson, Boston College
2015 - Paul Melchiorre, Univ. of South Carolina
2016 - Jacob Enright, New York Academy of Art
2017 - MacKenzie Zavawski, Villanova University
2018 - Gary Nagle, Ursinus College
2019 - Haley Crispell, The College of New Jersey
2020 - Austin Cominsky - Wilkes University
2021 - Mattew Gariano - Washington and Jefferson College
Use the PayPal button below to donate today to the Brett V. Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship Fund. Any amount you wish to donate will be greatly appreciated.
Additionally, checks may be made out to :
"The Avalon Beach Patrol Alumni Association"
"Brett Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship"
in the memo section.
- mail to-
Brett V. Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund
1506 Wilson Ln
West Chester, PA 19380
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