Late McClancy Star Continues to Inspire

Not too long ago, Dominic Murray’s future burned brightly. The Msgr. McClancy M.H.S., East Elmhurst, basketball star planned on continuing his hoops career at Farmingdale State College, L.I., after leading the Crusaders to a 19-7 overall record his senior year, 2008-09. His work ethic and enthusiasm for the game made him an ideal candidate to […]

Dominic Murray

Dominic, age 17, died after collapsing on the court at Farmingdale State College during an open gym pick up game. Only a few weeks before Dominic had had a heart screening and received medical clearance to play sports. The cause of his sudden cardiac arrest was cardiac hypertrophy related to underlying heart problems. Both his […]

Melinda Murray’s heart and soul

When Queens resident Melinda Murray’s 17-year-old son died in 2009 of cardiac arrest on the basketball court, she decided to go on a mission to make sure that no one else’s child died the same way. Turning her sorrow into action, she works to make people aware of the importance of heart health for youth.

Healthy Hearts for Athletes

Tune in to this special edition of Hilary Topper On Air as Hilary speaks with Melinda Murray, Founder and Executive Director of the Dominic A. Murray Memorial Foundation to discuss its history, vision and unique programs. After Dominic Murray collapsed on the basketball court at SUNY Farmingdale State College, the foundation was formed to help […]

Dominic A. Murray 21 memorial scholarship awarded

The Dominic A. Murray 21 Scholarship has been awarded to Darnell Toussaint of Brooklyn, New York, a criminal justice major at Farmingdale State College. Toussaint is the second Farmingdale State student to win this $2,100 scholarship to help with tuition. To win this scholarship, Toussaint wrote an essay about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), earned above […]

‘Ballin’ to Protect Young Hearts’ at McClancy

On June 8 at Msgr. McClancy M.H.S., East Elmhurst, the Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation hosted its annual youth basketball competition entitled “Ballin’ to Protect Young Hearts.” Six teams from Long Island and Queens participated as the foundation continues to spread its message of the importance of raising awareness on sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) […]

Freshman College Student Dies During A Basketball Game

Authorities in Farmingdale are investigating what caused a 17-year-old freshman college student to suddenly collapse and die while playing a school basketball game. A Farmingdale State College spokesperson says Dominic Murray died during an informal game Monday night. Firefighters and police attempted to resuscitate Murray, who was in cardiac arrest, but they were not able […]