Redondo Beach resident up for Hockey Humanitarian Award
February 23, 2013 by Sarah
A Redondo Beach native, Brett Beebe, has been named a finalist for the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award.
Beebe, who is a hockey player for Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, is up against four other finalists for the honor. He was nominated as a result of his efforts to renovate a home for a family in need in the city he attends college, create a mentor program for elementary students, and single-handedly raise over $25,000 to go towards cancer research, which he donated in honor of his mother.
“I’m truly honored to represent my school and my family as a finalist for this wonderful award. I’m humbled by being mentioned in the same breath as these other nominees who have done amazing things throughout their college careers. It has never been about awards or accolades but rather the belief that as a college athlete I am put in a position to help others. Thank you to everyone who has helped in my efforts along the way to make all of these great things possible.”
Individuals who work towards fundraising efforts and drives often announce their efforts and raise awareness by drawing up a flyer, printing it, and distributing it throughout the area. Poster printing and other methods of raising awareness are also often used to help raise funds for a cause. Those nominated for the Hockey Humanitarian Award have all been put forward as a result of their fundraising and humanitarian efforts.
The other four finalists are Kaare Odegard, Alyssa Zupon, Tucker Mullin, and Jeffrey Reppucci.