The objective of the organization shall be to provide the opportunity for our youths to participate in organized skating and hockey programs to develop standards of good citizenship, sportsmanship, and respect.
In 2003, Christopher J. Paskell, an avid hockey player and a member of our Laker’s Hockey family, died tragically in an accident at the age of 12. To honor his love for the game of hockey, his devoted family and friends created a fund to provide financial assistance to a deserving player.
The Christopher J. Paskell Memorial Fund provides financial assistance to one or more low-income youth (ages 5 to 17) to participate in hockey within the Junior Crusaders Organization. Funds may be used for tuition, hockey instruction or equipment. Interested and qualified Crusaders must submit a completed application, to be received, no later than October 4, 2017. Applications will be reviewed and funds awarded by the Junior Crusaders Executive Board on October 5, 2017. Applicants will be notified directly by October 7, 2017. Please note, family members of the Junior Crusaders board of directors are not eligible for consideration.