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Longtime Scarsdale Lacrosse Coach Loses Battle With Rare Cancer

Longtime Eastchester, Yonkers and Scarsdale volunteer coach Scott Clark.
Longtime Eastchester, Yonkers and Scarsdale volunteer coach Scott Clark. Photo Credit: Friends of Scott Clark
Friends of Scott Clark will continue a fundraising campaign for the longtime Eastchester, Yonkers and Scarsdale volunteer coach.
Friends of Scott Clark will continue a fundraising campaign for the longtime Eastchester, Yonkers and Scarsdale volunteer coach. Photo Credit: Friends of Scott Clark
Longtime Eastchester, Yonkers and Scarsdale volunteer coach Scott Clark.
Longtime Eastchester, Yonkers and Scarsdale volunteer coach Scott Clark. Photo Credit: Friends of Scott Clark

SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Following a valiant fight with a rare form of cancer, Scarsdale families and friends said goodbye to longtime Blue Devils coach Scott Clark last week.

For more than a year, Scott “Scotty” Clark, a popular volunteer lacrosse coach, battled a rare form of appendix cancer that rendered him unable to continue his work in the community.

On Friday, the “Friends of Scott Clark” announced that the beloved coach had passed away. A wake was held for the beloved coach on Monday, with the funeral on Tuesday.

To help offset the costs of his treatment, the Friends created a GoFundMe page that will remain open . As of Tuesday, Oct. 25, friends and family in the community raised more than $65,000 after shattering their stated goal of $50,000.

A longtime Eastchester resident that was raised in Yonkers, Clark was been a youth coach in Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Scarsdale as a volunteer. While undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments over the past year before his passing, he continued to work several jobs to support his wife and three children.

“Scott Clark and the entire Clark family, exemplify all that a community could ask for of their members,” Friends of Scott Clark wrote on the fundraising page . “Great friends, neighbors, coaches, teammates and tireless contributors of their time and effort to multiple organizations throughout the town of Eastchester and other Westchester communities.”

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