FLEMINGTON, NJ - An event organized by the non-profit Connor G Foundation will be held next month to help support its scholarship fund.

Connor Golembiewski tragically lost his life this year on Jan. 1 at the age of 17.

“Connor was loved by all who knew him and respected by anyone who just happen to have the chance to meet him,” said the press release promoting the event. “If you were lucky enough to meet him, you would instantly notice his infectious smile, calm demeanor and the willingness to help in any way he could.”

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Connor's love and passion for hockey played a big part throughout his life. He played for local clubs of the NJ Renegades, NJ Freeze, & Hunterdon Bears; as well as the Hunterdon Central High School. He was an excellent player and teammate who made everyone around him better.

Connor also loved working with young kids to teach them how to skate and play hockey, and to enjoy every second on the ice.

“His smile was always the brightest when seen through his hockey helmet cage,” the promoters said.

In addition to his love of hockey, “Connor was an honor roll student at HCHS, was actively involved in many scholastic clubs, a wonderful friend to many, an awesome big brother, and the greatest son a parent could ask for. Our community now has a void without him, but we are all better people for knowing Connor.”

The Connor G Foundation seeks to honor Connor’s infectious spirit, kindness and love for helping others. The foundation offers scholarships for children in need with interests in learning to play ice hockey, music and learning.

The Foundation’s first official fundraiser the Connor G Hockey Event, will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Flemington Ice Arena located at 426 Case Blvd, Flemington.

For more information about the Connor G Foundation, we encourage you to visit the Facebook page or Instagram. Online donations can be made on the GoFundMe site.

The Foundation is operated by volunteers and all proceeds go directly to the fund.