Mike Ferraro Hardship Scholarship Fund
The Mike Ferraro Hardship Scholarship is available to players at EYH and SJHA who are in need of financial assistance for hockey. The fund will be administered by the EYHBC Board of Trustees. Mike, who grew up in a small town just north of Toronto, Canada was the close school friend of Dr Joe Austin, coach at both EYH and SJHA, who passed away in his mid-twenties in a motorcycle accident. He had a tremendous love for the game of hockey and, even though he wasn't physically gifted, played with fierce competitiveness and the heart of a lion. His family could never afford camps, private lessons or anything more than hand-me-down gear but Mike never allowed those to be obstacles for his effort, success and enjoyment of the game. The fund is devoted to his memory with the hope that each successful applicant will, as Mike did, enjoy putting out a great effort every time on the ice, respect his coaches, teammates and opponents and value fair play and sportsmanship.
- Fund up to 95% of your youth hockey fees
- Recreational and Tier II players are eligible
- Players from EYH and SJHA are eligible
- Application period is June 1 - January 30
- Players must work hard, listen to their coach and play fair
- Parents must commit to 40 Volunteer hours with the EYHBC
- Player must write a letter to Mike Ferraro's father telling why they like playing hockey and what they home to do with their life.
- Must be an EYHBC member