NATICK – Natick will host the 25th Annual George Wheeler Memorial Cup on Thursday, October 14.
This annual event raises money for four scholarships to Natick and Framingham High seniors. Donations for the scholarship fund will be accepted at the gate at Natick High’s field.
This year the event starts at 4 p.m. with a game between the 8th grade girls Framingham United Soccer Club versus the 8th grade girls Natick Soccer Club.
The boys teams will play at 4:30 p.m.
At 5 p.m. Framingham High boys will battle Natick High.
At 7 p.m. Framingham High girls vs Natick High girls.
George Wheeler was an outstanding and highly respected athlete, teacher, coach, mentor, friend, parent, and grandparent who taught Physical Education and Health in Framingham for 31 years. He coached both boys and girls varsity soccer teams that won several Bay State League Conference Titles and one State title.
George Wheeler passed away in 1994 following a tough fight battling lymphoma and leukemia.
Coach Wheeler always encouraged his players to work to their potential both on and off the field. The recipients of the George Wheeler Memorial Cup scholarships exemplify this trait.
Wheeler was part of the inaugural class of inductees for the Flyers Hall of Fame in 2018.