Bryan Bonin Scholarship fund

About Bryan

Bryan Bonin was a family man, a loving father, doting husband, caring son, brother, uncle and great friend.

He grew up in Commack, NY and attended Commack High School. Bryan graduated from CW Post University in 20, where he served as a student-athlete on the baseball team as #24. After graduating college, Bryan worked briefly in the finance field. In 2016, Bryan decided to change careers and went back to school to become a teacher. That was where Bryan found his passion. He started coaching at Commack High School from 2017-2021. He was a mentor and inspiration to all that knew him.

Bryan married Lauren, and they proudly raised their children Ashlynn, Ella and Luke together.

After a fierce 12-month fight, Bryan passed away from Acral Melanoma on January 25, 2022. Through his final days, Bryan was focused on spending time with his family. He and Lauren spoke about helping families like theirs who were battling cancer and about to embark on an unimaginable journey of losing a spouse and a parent.

OUr Mission

The Bryan Bonin Scholarship Fund is a non-profit / charity organization whose mission is to continue Bryan’s impact of love and Mudita by supporting families affected by cancer.

The foundation also forwards Bryan’s legacy by supporting student athletes / scholars, local little league programs and fellow charity organizations.

our impact

To continue Bryan’s legacy and spread forth the message of “Mudita”

we have given scholarships to student athletes in the commack school district

for their participation in Girls Varsity Basketball and Boys Varsity Baseball Since 2022.

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Bryan Bonin Legacy Award


Justin Crispino - 2022

Connor Schramm - 2023


Jordan DiPrima - 2022

Julia Briordy - 2023

Deanna Pagliaro - 2023

Bryan Bonin basketball scholarship

*in 2024 we will be adding an additional scholarship for a graduating high school senior

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expanding our impact

to further his reach a suffolk county baseball award was created called the MUdita Legends Award.

The idea behind this award is to highlight those players and create a culture amongst the sport of baseball that spans Long Island. The winners will be recognized for setting an example for others and will earn the title of being a Mudita Legend.

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our Events

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Duck Day

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“While winning often determines the success of a coach, I can assure you that was the least of coach’s worries. Coach Bonin’s priority was helping us to grow into good people.

His biggest motto was something called MUDITA; joy in the good fortune of others.

Rather than preach success on the diamond, he wanted us to support our teammates, not only in our success but in our deepest challenges and failures.”

-Drew Silverman (former player)

Mailing Address

17 Susan Ct. Deer Park, NY 11729

Email Address

Phone Number

(516) 551-2088