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Goshen grad keeps brother's spirit alive with Josh's Team

Brothers Matthew and Joshua StammApril 8, 2013 - On Sunday, June 2, hundreds of runners from Orange County and beyond will participate in the 33rd Annual Classic 10K and Rowley 5K in Middletown. Some will run to win; others just for fun. But some will run to help keep a loved one’s memory alive – these runners run for “Josh’s Team.”

Joshua Stamm, a Goshen High School graduate, passed away in December 2007 from Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T), a rare, neurodegenerative disease. He was 27-years-old.

After his passing, Joshua’s family decided to honor his generous spirit and love for life by creating a scholarship in his name.

According to Joshua’s brother, Matt, a Goshen grad, musician and student in Long Island, Joshua loved his time at Goshen High School. “It was a big part of his life that provided him with great memories,” he said. “Josh was so caring and giving, and it made sense to memorialize him in this way.”

The members of Josh's TeamThe Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship, a component of The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan County, is awarded each year to a Goshen High School graduate who despite a disability will pursue higher education. According to the scholarship website, the worthy senior must also demonstrate determination, caring, compassion, and an independent spirit – just like Joshua.

In order to raise money for the scholarship, Matt began organizing a team of runners – Josh’s Team – to participate in the Classic 10K and Rowley 5K. The team has been raising money since 2008 and has grown to more than 100 members; last year the team boasted 120 runners – and more are always welcome.

Josh's Team members register with a special registration form, and the race organizers give back a portion of the race’s registration fee from anyone who registers under Josh’s Team,” said Matt. “The money is put towards the scholarship as well as awareness about A-T.”

This year, Matt hopes to have even more people running for Josh’s Team. “My brother had such a caring, generous spirit,” he said. “It’s an honor to continue helping people in his honor.”

To register for Josh’s Team or for more information, visit the Josh’s Team website.