Ferrahian Thanks Alumni for ‘Garo Madenlian Basketball Court’

The late Ferrahian student Garo Madenlian in whose memory the new basketball court at the school was named

The late Ferrahian student Garo Madenlian in whose memory the new basketball court at the school was named

On Friday, October 18th, Ferrahian High School had its grand opening of the Gabriel and Rose Injejikian Sports Complex. The ceremony was attended by Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian along with Holy Martyrs Armenian Church pastor Archpriest Father Razmig Khatchadourian, as well as other community members and donors of over 150 attendees.

The Injejikian Complex is a state-of-the-art facility comprised of a soccer field, and a multi- purpose basketball, volleyball and tennis court. This project came to fruition through the unrelenting efforts of the Ferrahian Sports Complex committee.

The Garo Madenlian Basketball Court in the newly inaugurated Gabriel and Rose Injejikian Sports Complex

The Garo Madenlian Basketball Court in the newly inaugurated Gabriel and Rose Injejikian Sports Complex

The committee, as a whole, worked diligently to secure the funds to bring this project to life. The largest donation of funds was raised by a group of Ferrahian alumni who wanted to continue the legacy of their classmate and dear friend, the late Garo Madenlian (Class of ’95), and name the basketball court in his memory. These fundraising efforts were initiated by Garo’s closest family and friends.

Garo Madenlian Fund board member Sevag Demirjian said, “I was pleasantly surprised by the number of donors we had and the extreme generosity Garo’s family, friends and classmates showed in their desire to keep his memory alive at Ferrahian.” Through their efforts, the group was able to raise over $50,000, thus making the Garo Madenlian Basketball Court a reality.

The school would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to all the donors who made this project possible. Below is a list of the donors who contributed to the Garo Madenlian Fund. Generous donations totaling $13,400 were also made by six anonymous donors.

Lori Yaralian
Kris and Alida Demirjian
Peter and Tamara Ashjian
Vahe Oughourlian
Avo and Sylva Oughourlian
Vana Vartanian
Pattyl Aposhian
Roubina Bedikian
Razmig Madenlian and Family
Arto Keuleyan
Dikran Aslanian
Sarkis and Sally Bedrosian
Lori Tchakerian
Kristel Arabian
Arthur Chalekian
Tom Williams and Hasmig Derderian
Shant Kotchounian
Kareen Zeitounzian
Ara and Sona Madenlian
Sarkis and Siroon Derderian
Harout and Suzy Garabedian
Siamanto Maronian
Sabine Hadidian
Keghon and Alexia Kevonian
Chris and Tsoghig Hekimian
Vergine Madelian
Johnny Panjarjian
Nora Ashjian
Tina Mamian
Sevag and Tanya Demirjian
Raffi Hussenjian
Ayk and Liza Dikijian
Shahan and Lisa Kaprielian
Gerard Kassabian
Ara Kojayan
Garo & Garin Hussenjian
Gassia Armenian
Patil Armenian
Harutune Hamassian
Diana Hajinazarian
Christine Magarian
Carine Magarian
Lori Karaguezian
Armenn Karlubian
Seta Magarian
Hagop Arabian
Eric and Susan Atoian
Anahid Pomakian
Jack & Sossi Pomakian
David and Zella Gharakhanian
Jennifer Sezgin
Christopher Oughourlian
Lori Menendyan
Anto and Talar Mahroukian
Krikor Kassabian
Steve, Aida, Aria, and Serge Ekmekji
Misak Tohikian
Shahen Derderian
Malvina Kazanian
Peter Yeranossian
Maral Oughourlian
Shahan & Eliza Tenjoukian
Mampre, Justine, Ariana and Natalie Pomakian
John Poladian
Ara and Salpy Aprahamian
Lucene Boghos Azizian
The Arslanian Family
Mr. & Dr. Naro and Belinda Chilingirian
Nayiri Kopalian
Arsen and Maria Darakdjian
Carlo & Caroline Oughourlian
Jeannine Topalian-Alkeine
Hovan & Nanar Tenjoukian
Ronny & Sose Matti
Rojeh & Tenny Avanesian
Aline-Sevan Kechichian
Betty Chemnitz
Lory Hubbard
Maral Tavitian
Jean-Pierre & Alex Boladians
Anna Mamigonian
Manouk and Haygo Demirjian
Hourig Tcheurekdjian
Vazken & Seta Madenlian
Hourig Demirdjian
Nanig Demirjian
Samir and Aida Ekmekji
Raffy and Jo Manoukian
Drs. Barouir and Sandra Deirmenjian
Karakachian Family
Vahe and Tara Simitian


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