As part of the Foxboro Founder’s Day celebration Saturday, a truck pull will be staged as a fundraiser to help the family of former Bishop Feehan High School athlete Cheryl Warren-Powers, who died on May 22, three days after giving birth to twins.
Justin Sulham of Foxboro will pull a 40,000-pound Foxboro fire truck 50 feet on Saturday, between noon and 1 p.m., behind the Vincent M. Igo Elementary School. Donations can be made for every foot Sulham pulls the rescue truck, and if he is able to complete the 50-foot pull, he will attempt it a second time.
A fund has been established at the Sharon Credit Union office in Foxboro (121 Main St.), called “The Little Angels of Warren-Powers,” to help Cheryl’s husband, Shawn, and twins Jordan and Craig. All donations from the truck pull will go to the fund, and individual contributions can be made at the bank or by mail, care of account number 1044327.
Warren-Powers, 39, was the first female athlete at Bishop Feehan High School to score 1,000 career points, finishing with 1,088 in 1991. She was also a standout softball athlete and went on to play both at Wheaton College. She later coached both sports at several local high schools (including serving as the long-time assistant girls’ basketball coach at Foxboro under Dan Damish) as well as softball at Wheaton.