Golfers raise money in memory of ORR athlete

Sep 25, 2022

MATTAPOISETT — More than 50 players signed up to take part in a memorial golf tournament on Sept. 25 to raise money for a new scholarship fund for student athletes at Old Rochester Regional High School. 

The tournament at the Reservation Golf Club was held in memory of Peter Trow, a 2011 inductee into the ORR Athletic Hall of Fame who held several records in basketball and track — some of which were only broken in the past few years. 

Trow died in January at the age of 69. 

For John Guilherme, chairman of the ORR Athletic Hall of Fame, Trow was more than a star athlete, he was a dear friend.

“He was a friend of mine since second grade,” Guilherme noted. “He was as good a person as he was an athlete.”

In Trow’s honor, Guilherme along with the hall of fame’s board, put together a scholarship fund that will be awarded to one male and one female athlete at ORR each year beginning in 2023. 

“Every year we want to be able to give away a scholarship to the most deserving student athletes,” said Guilherme.

“We’ll get together with the coaches and discuss who it will be,” he said.

So far, over $10,000 has been raised for the scholarship fund, said Guilherme. More than $6,000 came from the cost of registration for the tournament, and more was donated by friends of Trow and supporters of ORR Athletics. 

The tournament concluded with a silent auction which included winnings like foursomes at local golf clubs and fresh lobster donated by a participant of the tournament. 

“[Trow] was always the person who supported the hall of fame and anything to do with the school,” said Guilherme. “We wanted to put something together in Peter’s name.”