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Apr 092017
 
FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

Be an important part of our efforts to educate athletes and their families on the signs and symptoms of concussions, and GET SERIOUS about fundraising for THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION! THE FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE!   The fundraising challenge levels* coincide with the significance of Derek’s #40 jersey: $40 level  – receive a $5 gift $140 level – receive a $15 gift read more

Jan 012016
 
40 FOR 40 CAMPAIGN

During this Holiday season we want to express our sincere gratitude for your generous contributions to THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION. Throughout the past year, your donations have allowed us to: Distribute over 8,000 Concussion Awareness Kits in 16 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 32,000 people (since 2012). Aimed at young  athletes and their parents, our kits are free for read more

May 302015
 
4TH ANNUAL DEREK SHEELY RACE RAISES $8,288.61

On a beautiful Saturday morning, 151 registered runners and walkers helped the 4th Annual Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY 4.0-Mile Run and 1-Mile Walk raise $8,288.61. This increased the total funds raised from this event over the four years to nearly $50,000. These funds will be used to increase awareness among young athletes and their parents to the signs, symptoms, read more

May 072015
 
DEREK THOMSON SHEELY LEADERSHIP AWARD PRESENTED TO ALANNA HIRSHMAN

The 2015 Derek Thomson Sheely Leadership Award was presented to Alanna Hirshman during a ceremony at Frostburg State University on May 7, 2015. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in the classroom and in the community. Alanna has a cumulative GPA of 4.0, is President of the Society for Human Resource Management, Vice President of the Student Pride Committee, a member of read more

Mar 202015
 

An important update:  The Sheely Family extend our thanks to everyone who has supported us, and we appreciate your care and concern as we pleaded for the person who wrote the anonymous email to come forward. We want to let you know that the author of the email is now known to us. —– Dear Friends of Our Beloved Son, read more

Jan 012015
 
40 FOR 40 CAMPAIGN

Our recent “40 for 40” campaign to raise funds to help educate athletes and parents about concussions raised $12,626.00! Tremendous thanks to the 74 people who donated in the last 40 days of 2014. Because of your incredible support, we reached 32% of our $40,000 goal. Thank you for honoring our beloved son.

May 312014
 
3rd ANNUAL DEREK SHEELY RACE RAISES $13,788.88

On a beautiful Saturday morning, 236 registered runners and walkers helped the Third Annual Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY 4.0-Mile Race and 1-Mile Walk raise $13,788.88! These funds will be used to increase awareness among young athletes and their parents to the signs, symptoms, dangers, and prevention of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Specifically, the funds will go toward the read more

May 012014
 
DEREK THOMSON SHEELY LEADERSHIP AWARD PRESENTED TO JACLYN FRANZAK

The 2014 Derek Thomson Sheely Leadership Award was presented to Jaclyn Franzak during a ceremony at Frostburg State University on May 1, 2014. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in the classroom and in the community. Jaclyn has a cumulative GPA of 3.7, is a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, a leader on the Frostburg swim team, a fundraiser read more

Jan 012014
 
40 FOR 40 CAMPAIGN

Our recent “40 for 40” campaign to raise funds to help educate athletes and parents about concussions raised $10,825! Tremendous thanks to the 64 people who donated in the last 40 days of 2013. Because of your support, we reached 27% of our $40,000 goal. Thank you for honoring our beloved son.

May 082013
 
2nd ANNUAL LEAD THE WAY RACE JUNE 8, 2013

Register now for The Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY 4.0-Mile Race on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8am in Germantown, Maryland! This race is to raise funds for our concussion awareness campaign and The Derek Thomson Sheely Leadership Award, a scholarship awarded to the Frostburg State University junior who exemplifies Derek’s leadership, academic, and charitable qualities. Please join us! The read more