AWARDS & CONTRIBUTIONS

We have been very fortunate, thanks to the support of The RocketShot 5k participants and sponsors, to be able to give back to the community in Jamie’s memory.  Here are a few things we have done:

2014

  • 2014 Summer Lacrosse Grant-We awarded $750 to our first recipient, Miss Katelyn Mora, of Centennial High School. Katelyn’s dedication to and her love for the game of lacrosse qualified her for the grant which she used to participate in The LB3 Lacrosse Camp Program.
  • 2014-New flags for the Centennial High School Stadium –The foundation paid to replace 12 tattered and torn division stadium flags with new stadium flags, containing the new Centennial logo (see pictures below).

 

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  • 2014-Lacrosse rebound wall– the foundation paid to have the wall repaired ,hardened and primed and hired a muralist to paint the Centennial lacrosse logo (see pictures below).

 

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2015

  •  2015 Centennial High School Lacrosse Grants-We awarded $850 each to two deserving Centennial High School lacrosse players this year to cover the fees to play. The awards were granted to Zach Levy and Julia Couch for their commitment to and their love of the game of lacrosse.

 

 

 

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  • 2015 Centennial High School Junior Knights Basketball Grants– We awarded $460 each to three Junior Knights players this year to cover the fees to play basketball. The awards were granted to Shams Hasan, Freddie Fairley and Mansir Williamson for their commitment to and their love of the game of basketball.

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  • 2015 Jamie McHenry Character Awards– We awarded two character awards and a $250 Visa gift card to one graduating 8th grader at Haynes Bridge Middle School, Brett Meskill, and one graduating 5th grader at Hillside Elementary, Samara Saldana. These students were selected by the faculty and staff at their schools based on certain character attributes that Jamie possessed- kindness to others, good sportsmanship, leadership skills and excellence in the classroom.

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  • 2015-2016 Team 8 Lacrosse Program: Frank Cecere, Jamie’s former lacrosse coach, implemented and created “Team 8”, a lacrosse team to play for and to honor and celebrate the life and times of Jamie McHenry. Frank coached the team along with four high school lacrosse players who served as assistant coaches- Luke Saad, Jared Siegel, Brandon Bierbaum and Eric Cecere. Team 8 consists of a group of talented boys from Georgia and Tennessee in the 2019 and 2020 graduation classes. Year one was a success by all measures: a winning season boasting a record of 8 wins 2 losses, twice finishing runner-up in 2015 summer tournament championship games while earning a spot to participate in the IMG National Lacrosse Championships in Bradenton, FL. Team 8 lacrosse sets itself apart from other club teams with a holistic, positive, and fun approach to lacrosse by celebrating the life of Jamie McHenry and his passion for the sport that gave him so much joy.
    The 2016 roster consists of 23 carefully selected players who come from 12 different schools in Georgia and Tennessee who love the game, watch it, read about it, and practice it constantly. The Team 8 coaching staff believe that success is born from a passion for what you do and know that both experienced and less experienced players will improve if they’re committed to improving at the sport they love. The Jamie McHenry Memorial Foundation covered the two entrance fees of $1400 each for the two tournaments as well as the cost for their uniforms. Team 8 will continue to play in 2016 and is scheduled for two tournaments this summer and possibly a third in the fall!

 

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2016 

  • 2016 Centennial High School Lacrosse Grants-we awarded $850 each to two deserving Centennial High School lacrosse players this year to cover the fees to play. The awards were granted to Jared Siegel and Anna Teffeteller for their commitment to and their love of the game of lacrosse.

 

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  • 2016 Jamie McHenry Character Awards– We awarded  two character awards and a Visa gift cards to one graduating 8th grader at Haynes Bridge Middle School, Eleri Floyd, and one graduating 5th grader at Hillside Elementary, Edwin Martinez at the graduation ceremonies on May 23rd. These students were selected by the faculty and staff at their schools based on certain character attributes that Jamie possessed- kindness to others, good sportsmanship, leadership skills and excellence in the classroom.

  • 2016 Centennial Junior Knights & High School Basketball Grants– In the fall of 2016, we awarded 2 Jr. Knights and 2 High School Basketball Grants to  Makaila Bullock, Jahmir Smith, Jaylen Miley and Lourdes Tyler for their dedication to and love for the game of basketball.  The grants paid for their $550 player fees and uniforms.

 

 

  • 2016 Stadium Entrance Improvement to Centennial Fortress– We are partnering with The Centennial Booster Clubs and Pellegrom Construction to make some improvements to the entrance to Centennial High School Stadium.  These plans are in the works and we hope to have construction completed prior to football season in the fall! See below for proposed designs and stay tuned for  future developments!
  • UPDATE!!! THE GATE IS COMPLETED!  CHECK OUT THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES BELOW!!

 

 

 

 

  • 2016 YMCA Camp Sponsorship for two day campers

 

  • 2017 Centennial High School Lacrosse Grants-we awarded $850 each to two deserving Centennial High School lacrosse players this year to cover the fees to play. The awards were granted to Eric Cecere and Maria Fabrizio for their commitment to and their love of the game of lacrosse

Also, in 2017 we made a contribution towards new helmets for the high school boys’ lacrosse team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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