Simon Fraser University Christian Friesen Memorial Award
On behalf of the Friesen Family, the Simon Fraser University Menís Lacrosse program and Burnaby Mountain Selects Lacrosse, we are writing to you today with an invitation to join us in permanently honouring and celebrating the life of Chris Friesen.
We are asking you to help us raise a one-time sum of $20,000, to be directed toward a fully endowed and permanent Simon Fraser University Menís Lacrosse scholarship to honour Chris, his life and his lasting legacy of Be The Best.
This Simon Fraser University Christian Friesen Memorial Award will be awarded each year to a deserving young male student-athlete within the Simon Fraser University Menís Lacrosse program. As of today, the fund has raised close to $14,000. The scholarship will be funded in perpetuity once the initial sum is secured.
The inaugural Christian Friesen Memorial Awards will be awarded at the 5th Annual Maple Leaf Award Dinner in January 2011, through the generosity of Chrisí parents, Randy and Ingrid Friesen, who will be making an additional gift to SFU to allow for the first award to be presented before the fund has generated a full year of interest.
There are currently two great ways for you to express your compassion, caring and support toward the Friesen Family and the legacy of Chris Friesen:
Wanda Dekleva, Director of Annual Giving, from the Simon Fraser University Advancement Office will be happy to take your pledge:
- Wanda Dekleva
Simon Fraser University Advancement
2118 Strand Hall - 8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Tel: (778) 782-3093
Fax: (778) 782-4958
Your pledges will qualify as a tax deductible contribution. You can also make your gift online at www.sfu.ca/advancement. When designating, choose Fund of your choice (top of list) from the drop down menu and then specify: Christian Friesen Memorial Award.
The second way that you can contribute is by purchasing a commemorative Chris Friesen (CF2) lacrosse shaft. Through the incredible support of Harrow Sports, sticks will be sold at regular retail prices with 100% of net proceeds going directly towards the Christian Friesen Memorial Fund. This limited edition shaft is available in an Attack field lacrosse shaft, a Monster box lacrosse shaft, a Long-pole Defence shaft or a Goalie shaft. Limited quantities of each shaft are available by booking only. Order Deadline is Sunday, May 30, 2010. Joyce Simons, General Manager of Burnaby Mountain Lacrosse will be happy to take your order:
- Joyce Simons
Burnaby Mountain Lacrosse
Suite 203 Ė 3142 St. Johns Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 5E5
Tel: (604) 290-8447
Fax: (604) 461-2172
Please join us, along with Chrisí mother Ingrid, father Randy and brother Max in this important effort within our Lacrosse Family. By contributing to this enduring scholarship we can all permanently honour and celebrate the life of Chris Friesen; someone whose passion will continue to fuel us and someone that will never, ever be forgotten.