Westhampton Beach Tennis will be again offering partial and full scholarships to both adults and juniors at its tennis academy. These scholarships are for beginning tennis players who have made contributions to their community. The scholarships are in the names of two of owner Peter Kaplan's roommates at Cornell University.
Jay Gallagher was an All-Big North lacrosse player and captain of the 1974 Cornell lacrosse squad. He went on to coach at UNC, Syracuse and Cornell. Jay passed away from skin cancer. Eamon McEneaney is considered one of the all-time great lacrosse players. He played on great Cornell teams from 1974-1977, including the team that won a still-record 42 consecutive games including two national championships. Eamon was Player of the Year. Unfortunately, he perished in 9/11, leaving his wife Bonnie with four children.
“What was not very well known is that Eamon led 65 people to safety in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing,” Kaplan says. “Both Jay and Eamon were wonderful humanitarians, family men and friends.”