Regional Digest: Brancato, Kemp To Be Honored At Gold Key Dinner

Brancato, Kemp Win Awards

Fairfield Warde senior Giacomo Brancato and Foran graduate Danni Kemp have been selected as the Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance Bob Casey Courage Award winners. They will be honored at the 76th Gold Key Dinner on April 30 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

Brancato was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma in 2014, but returned to the Fairfield Warde baseball team last spring. He helped lead his team to the Class LL championship game. A year after he was in a hospital bed receiving treatment, Brancato hit a three-run home run in a loss to Amity.

Kemp, a 2015 graduate of Foran in Milford, was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain...