Last month, Kurt Burmeister, a youth coach for Smithtown girls lacrosse, the Smithtown Kickers, and the President of Suffolk County Girls Lacrosse, suffered a massive heart attack resulting in his death later that night at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Since his passing, Smithtown Girls Lacrosse has created a foundation in his name that will benefit his twin 10-year-old daughters Gretchen and Lili, his wife Susan, as well as creating scholarships for athletes at Smithtown East and West High Schools.
Burmeister passed away at Smithtown East High School on February 25. Volunteer coaches Paul Bowden and Tina O’Hare began performing CPR on the field and worked on him until the ambulance arrived. He was 46.
The foundation will be holding a fundraiser at in Port Jefferson on May 10. There will be 50/50 raffles, door prizes, a Chinese auction, and buffet dinner. The tickets are $50 each, which will include the buffet dinner, a commemorative wrist band, and a door prize raffle ticket. Please visit Smithtowngirlslax.com for more information, online ticket sales and donation options.