Huntington to Unveil, Dedicate “Breezy” Titcomb Statue at Breezy Park
On Thursday August 9, 2012 at 6 p.m. Members of the Huntington Town Council will join the family of the late Brianna “Breezy” Titcomb, family friends and members of the Cold Spring Harbor Soccer Club to unveil and dedicate a statue of Brianna playing soccer at the park named in her memory. Following the ceremony, several teammates and friends of Brianna will participate in a scrimmage in her memory.
Breezy Park, a major recreational sports facility built on the site of the former Mohlenhoff property, includes two synthetic athletic fields, a practice area, a playground and a comfort station and concession building. Breezy Park is located by Oakwood Road and West Rogues Path, in Huntington Station.
The property originally was slated to become a bus depot and repair yard for the South Huntington School District. But thanks to dedicated and caring residents and a tireless effort by the Cold Spring Harbor Soccer Club leadership, the Huntington Town Board was able to acquire the property in partnership with Suffolk County through its Open Space Preservation Program.
It was the Cold Spring Harbor Soccer Club’s idea to name the new park in honor and memory of 13-year-old Brianna. Breezy was a cherished member of the soccer club who was killed by a drunk driver while on vacation with her family in Texas.
The park was constructed with a combination of Town funds and a $1 million private donation from Joe and Nikki Gregory, in memory of Breezy.