9th Annual Shelley L'Ecuyer Memorial Scholarship
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LUK, Inc. and the Fitchburg Women's Hockey League Celebrate Youth Hockey Players with Scholarships in Honor of Shelley L'Ecuyer
Five youth hockey players were awarded $250 scholarships to continue their hockey endeavors, through the generous financial support of the Fitchburg Women's Hockey League (FWHL). The 2020 Michelle “Shelley” L’Ecuyer Memorial Scholarship Awards were given to youth who have exemplified good sportsmanship through teamwork, fair play and pride, with respect for their school, opponents and officials. In the last nine years, the scholarship fund has given over $9,000 to 35 kids, to assist them in their pursuit and to continue their dream to prove "What Hockey Means to Me". This year, the hockey scholarship recipients, Warren Belliveau, Adrianna Boucher, Jacson Leider, Gavin Roy and Chris Stefanilo, received their awards at the opening of the Have a Heart hockey tournament at the Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg, on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
“Shelley was a passionate youth supporter always believing in the strength of the human spirit,” said LUK CEO, Beth Barto. “She advocated for youth who struggled to find their own voice and would speak up to injustice.” L'Ecuyer worked for more than 20 years at LUK and was a strong mentor and advocate for youth in our community. The partnership between the FWHL and LUK, through the Shelley L’Ecuyer Memorial Scholarship Award, has provided a wonderful tribute to a woman who loved the sport and helping others.
The Fitchburg Women’s Hockey League was founded in September 2002 by a group of women who simply wanted an opportunity to play hockey. Today, with the help of many, that dream has grown into a four-team league with local businesses sponsoring each team. The membership has grown to over 60 women ages 18 to 60, of varying abilities, hailing from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The Fitchburg Women’s Hockey League provides a recreational, yet competitive, opportunity for women to play the game of hockey, improve on skills, and just have fun with a wonderful group of women! The league encourages and supports women of all abilities and backgrounds.
LUK is a nonprofit multiservice agency dedicated to improving the safety, health, and emotional well-being of youth, families and adults. As a community based organization, LUK offers an array of child and family services through five regional offices in Central Massachusetts: Fitchburg, Boylston, Webster, and Worcester. LUK’s mission is to improve the lives of children, families and adults so that they can fulfil their unique potential.
For more information about LUK, Inc. visit www.LUK.org, call (800) 579-0000 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us in building stronger communities, family by family!
Front row L-R Chris Stefanilo, Jackson Leider, Adrianna Boucher, Gavin Roy, Warren Belliveau
Back row L-R Eric Lyons, Dave, Ron and Derrick L’Ecuyer, Rhonda Alberghini, Karen Carson, Mike Roberts