Baltimore Blast Holds Soccer Marathon To Benefit Perry Hall High School Shooting Victim
PERRY HALL, Md. (WJZ)– The victim of a Baltimore County school shooting makes an amazing recovery. On Saturday, classmates came together to help his family pay for the medical expenses.
Adam May reports.
Weeks after Daniel Borowy was injured in a school shooting, the 17-year-old stars in a fundraiser organized by family friend Carissa Smith.
“I was talking to a bunch of my friends, and since we all love soccer and Daniel loves soccer and Daniel’s sister loves soccer, I thought we could do something with a soccer theme,” Smith said.
Daniel Borowy suffered broken ribs and a bruised lung when police say 15-year-old Robert Gladden brought a gun to Perry Hall High School and opened fire on the first day of class.
“He’s doing a lot better than anyone thought he would be,” Rosemary Borowy, Daniel Borowy’s mother, said.
Rosemary Borowy said she was proud of students who planned Goals for Daniel and the Baltimore Blast for getting involved.
“It’s wonderful to see so much support,” she said. “Especially, it means more because it’s something Daniel loves to do so much.”
Daniel Borowy’s recovery has energized the community and other students. Smith even designed T-shirts.
“I want bullying and violence to stop in schools,” she said. “It happens too often. We should put aside our differences and come together.”
The soccer marathon was held on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Honeygo Run Regional Park in Perry Hall.
Donations for Daniel Borowy’s medical expenses can be sent to:
Daniel Borowy Trust
113 Tredmore Road
Bel Air, Md. 21015
To buy a T-shirt for $10, send an e-mail to this address.