Family & Friends Continue Local Hero’s Legacy Of Giving Back

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020) – In January of 2014, highly decorated Air Force Capt. Sean Ruane lost his life during a helicopter crash in England.

His family and friends have worked to keep his memory alive by forming the Captain Sean Ruane Foundation, which benefits students at his alma mater – Montour High School.

Longtime friend of Capt. Ruane, Chris Hearn joined the “KDKA Morning News” to talk about the Third Annual Capt. Sean Ruane Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Greater Pittsburgh Aquatics Club on Neville Island.

“Check in time for the tournament is 11 a.m., the tournament itself will go from noon to 6 p.m. and if you’re not a player, there are other things there, we are going to have food all day long. We’re going to have a bunch of craft beers from local breweries,” said Hearn.

There will also be an auction with baskets donated from local restaurants, business, and sports organizations.

All of the proceeds will go to support the Captain Sean M. Ruane Foundation.

Hearn says the foundation is used to, “create scholarships for graduating [Montour] High School seniors with a focus on those going into the military, deciding to serve their country.”

The foundation was able to give out three scholarships this past year.

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