Tag Archives: The Susie Foundation


Tournament a testament to mother’s legacy

BEACON FALLS — The forecast on Saturday was filled with impending showers, but the sun was in full bloom as kickballers and volunteers descended on the Pent Road Recreation Complex….


Susie Classic continues growing

BEACON FALLS — In 2009, Ryan Matthews got life-changing news from his mother, Susan. She was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Just as…


Susie Classic continues to grow

BEACON FALLS — The Pent Road Recreation Complex was buzzing Aug. 8 as roughly 300 people flooded the fields for some kickball for a fantastic cause. Noon sharp marked the…


Susie Classic in third year

BEACON FALLS — The third annual Susie Classic kickball fundraiser is set for Aug. 8. The event raises money for The Susie Foundation, a Beacon Falls-based nonprofit organization that supports…


Susie Foundation takes next step

BEACON FALLS — For two years, Beacon Falls native Ryan Matthews helped care for his mother, Susan Ready Matthews, as she battled a terminal illness. As Matthews’ mother fought amyotrophic…


Lions president issues challenge to town

BEACON FALLS — A local man is using a national phenomenon as a springboard to help a hometown organization. William Mis, president of the Beacon Falls Lions Club, has challenged…


Susie Classic set for another year

BEACON FALLS — The Susie Foundation is hosting its annual Susie Classic kickball fundraiser Saturday. The Susie Foundation is a Beacon Falls-based non-profit  that supports local homebound patients and their…


Dodgeball classic to benefit local groups

BEACON FALLS — Registration is now open for the inaugural Valley Dodgeball Classic to be held May 31 at Woodland Regional High School. The dodgeball tournament is a combined fundraiser…

From left, Andrew Kaplan of Wing It On!, Joe Bottacari of Naugatuck Savings Bank, Eric Turmel of Employer's Reference Source, Beacon Falls First Selectman Gerald Smith, Ryan Matthews, founder of The Susie Foundation, and Paul Martelli of Frankie's Family Restaurant at the first Susie’s Kickball Classic Saturday at the Pent Road Recreation Complex in Beacon Falls. –CONTRIBUTED

Kickball tournament an instant classic

BEACON FALLS — All of you who hoped to read a story of how Kyle Brennan and his team embarrassed themselves in last weekend’s Susie’s Kickball Classic are about to…


Foundation keeps mother’s legacy alive

Kickball Classic planned to raise funds BEACON FALLS — On a Friday afternoon early in 2010, Ryan Matthews picked up his phone in New Orleans and began a short conversation…