Breakfast raises money to help former MHS standout
Published: Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006
A sea of blue jerseys greeted Jason Hilton, a lifelong Merrimack resident, when he entered the Merrimack VFW Hall on Oct. 7 for a pancake breakfast in his honor.
Hilton is a 1988 Merrimack High School graduate who was the starting center for the 1987 MHS state championship football team. He is also a 1993 graduate of Plymouth State College and is one of the founding fathers of the college’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Family, friends and teammates have come together as United We Stand for Jason to support Hilton, who has Huntington’s disease. The goal of the organization is to hold events to raise funds that will be used to benefit Hilton and others with Huntington’s disease.
The pancake breakfast, which is intended to be an annual homecoming weekend event, was a huge success, raising more than $1,300.
The organization thanks Merrimack High coach Rick Urda, the Quarterback Club and the Tomahawk football players, who attended and honored Hilton with a standing ovation. United also thanks the volunteers who helped make the event happen.