2017-06-02 / Community

Second Annual Z-Man Memorial

Justin Zemser with his mom, Susan. Justin Zemser with his mom, Susan. On Saturday, June 3, the Rockaway community will honor one of their own.

For the second year in a row, the Z-Man Memorial Football Tournament will be held at Channel View School for Research (CVSR); a way to honor and celebrate the life of CVSR graduate and Navy Midshipman Justin Zemser, who died tragically in the derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015.

A favorite son of Rockaway, Zemser appeared in the pages of The Wave for many of his academic, athletic and community activities.

A superb athlete at CVSR, Zemser was also the president of the student government and the school’s valedictorian. He also volunteered for activities like Special Olympics and in numerous assistance efforts following Superstorm Sandy.

The tournament in his honor will take place on Saturday, June 3 at 12 p.m. at CVSR.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Channel View School for Research Justin Zemser Scholarship fund; and award given to a high school senior who most exemplifies the spirit that Justin embodied.

The event is open to CVSR students, alumni, and members of the community. For more information, contact CVSR by phone at 718-634- 1970. For more information on the life of Justin Zemser, visit www.inmemoryofjustinzemser.com

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