Evans Albert Spear
Evans Spear died of Hodgkins Lymphoma on May 24th of 2004 after a long and courageous battle. He was an All-American lacrosse player and an All-State hockey player.
The Battle of the Bay Triathlon is an annual event which takes place in August to benefit the Evans Albert Spear Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was founded in May 2004.
Memorial Scholarship Fund
We'd like to congratulate Robert "Max" Watson, recipient of the Evans Albert Spear Memorial Scholarship for 2014!
Max is the son of Bret and Sheryl Watson and has siblings Lilly and Charles Henry. Max has been a three sport captain in soccer, hockey, and lacrosse. He has been very involved in the Clipper Buddy program and volunteers with the various sports camps. He is attending Bates College in the fall.
The objective of the Evans Albert Spear Memorial Scholarship Fund is to provide an opportunity for a gifted individual in need of financial help to obtain a significant cash scholarship in their senior year of high school to be used to continue their education.
The ultimate goal of this fund is to build an Evans Albert Spear House which will provide support for cancer patients between ages 17-25. The yearly scholarship award is expected to be highly competitive, thus potential recipients will reflect the very best that Yarmouth High School has to offer.
The Battle of the Bay
August 9th, 2014 at 9:00am
Individual kayak and stand-up paddle board division added this year! Registration will be available the day of the event and is $40 for individual entry.
The Battle of the Bay Triathlon is meant to preserve and perpetuate Evans' memory by means of fundraising so that we can elevate and celebrate those who have the courage to reach for their dreams. This race is friendly/competitive and a community celebration of a truly amazing individual. While our main goal is to raise money for the scholarship fund, our underlying cause is to unify the people of this area and let the good times roll.
With the money generated from the triathlon a $5,000 dollar scholarship is awarded to a YHS student who has plans to further his or her education. The triathlon is intended for all ages and athletic ability and is a friendly competition perfect for families and groups of friends.