Remembering Westborough's Greg Montalbano
A foursome comprised of former leaders of Westborough Boy Scout Troop 100 when Montalbano was an Eagle Scout includes (l to r) Selectman Ian Johnson, Bob Steen, Jamie Walker and John Gareri.
Westborough – One hundred and seventy five players participated in “One Ball, Two Strikes,” the third annual Greg Montalbano Golf Classic, held Sept. 21 at the Highfields Golf and Country Club in Grafton. The tournament is held each year in memory of Montalbano, a Westborough native and St. John's High School baseball standout. Montalbano pitched in the Boston Red Sox minor leagues from 2000 to 2005 and for the Worcester Tornadoes from 2005 to 2006. He battled cancer for 13 years before passing in 2009. Proceeds from the event go to the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, the Pediatric Activities Fund at Dana-Farber, and local youth recreational organizations. (Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.)
Ready to golf is the foursome including (l to r) former National Football League player Phil Vandersea, currently of Shrewsbury, along with Jeff Allard, Bradford Clay and Don Shugrue.
Gathered at the golf open are (l to r) Chris Colabello, currently of the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats, who was Montalbano's teammate when they played with the Worcester Tornadoes; Rich Gedman, a former Major League Baseball catcher, who coached Montalbano when he played with the Tornadoes; Kevin Beaupre and Douglas Fellows. They were among the foursomes testing their skill with a pitching machine stationed at a tent on the golf course.
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