NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – More than 250 people, most of them teens, joined the family of the late Samantha Prescott at West End Creamery on Wednesday night and did something they knew she would have enjoyed.
They played mini-golf, they jumped on bouncy inflatables, and they ate ice cream – some an overabundance of ice cream – and raised money for a scholarship in her name.
Sam Prescott was a stand-out athlete, shining in cross-country and soccer for Northbridge High School and the travel soccer team Stars. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in April 2011 and died that December.
Sam’s father, Michael Prescott, said his daughter’s friends wanted to do something to honor her, and because of her affinity for sports, they looked at sports that everyone could do – like mini-golf or bowling.
They settled on 18 holes of mini-golf at West End Creamery and a no-hands, no-spoons six scoops of ice cream and many toppings ice cream sundae-eating contest.