On February 12, 2022, Matthew Dennison and his best friend Kevin MacDonald were involved in a motor vehicle accident. The two were struck head-on by an impaired driver. Matthew was airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital where he used his incredible strength and mental willpower to fight for his life for four long weeks. Matthew passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 10, 2022. The Matthew Dennison Charitable Foundation (“MD16”) continues his legacy by promoting student athletics, leadership, education, and community outreach.