Registration under way for Spada Bowl

The Timmy Spada Memorial Foundation has announced the Spada Bowl touch football tournament will be held Oct. 28-29 in New Milford.

The event, to be held at Harrybrooke Park off Still River Drive, is being held in the honor of Tim Spada, who was the New Milford varsity quarterback from 2001-04, who took his own life two years ago.

Spada Bowl proceeds will be donated to two beneficiaries, the John Pettibone Memorial Scholarship Fund and the event's host, Harrybrooke Park.

A scholarship will be established in Spada's name which will be gifted to a New Milford High School student in need of funding to pursue higher education.

"In life, Tim loved football," said Myke Furhman, Timmy Spada Memorial Foundation president. "He was our Green Wave quarterback and a die-hard Patriots fan. It was a huge part of his life.”

“The Spada Bowl allows us to honor his memory and keep his legacy alive by establishing a scholarship that will help an aspiring hometown student,” Furhman said.

Registration is available on the foundation’s website.

Entry is $400 per team, which may have up to 12 players on the roster, at

Football games will be six on six, and each team is guaranteed multiple games.

Players who wish to enter as free agents may do so on the website for a small deposit, which will be refunded when they are placed on an active roster

Registration will close Oct. 21.

The event is also seeking sponsors at all levels, with premium sponsorship packages available.

Food and beverages will be available on site.

Spectators are welcome at no charge.

“We all love the park,” said Billy Buckbee, the park’s executive director. “It's a great venue for us to spend a beautiful fall day together. Harrybrooke is excited and honored to host such a meaningful event.”

Buckbee, New Milford's state representative, also sits on the Timmy Spada Memorial Foundation board of directors.

The foundation was established with the purpose of raising funds that will be donated to charities in Spada's honor.

This is the second fundraiser of the year held by the foundation, the first being the Timmy Spada Memorial Golf Classic, which was held June 19, at the Club at River Oaks in Sherman, Connecticut.

For more information or to register as a player, team, sponsor or volunteer, visit the foundation’s website.