Benefit for Leroy Patterson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Third Watch Hockey Team (a local men's league team made up
of law enforcement, fire fighters/EMTs and other individuals who
like to "give back" to the community... see www.thirdwatchhockey.com in conjunction with the
UMaine Athletic Department is sponsoring a benefit hockey game
to raise money that will go to a Memorial Scholarship named in
memory of retired UMaine Police Sergeant Leroy Patterson who passed
away last month after a courageous battle with cancer.
The game will be held on Sunday, April 1 at 6:00 pm at Alfond Arena (see attached poster). Come out and see coaches Tim Whitehead, Jack Cosgrove, Bob Corkum and Dan Kerlue, alumnus Kent Salfi and former professional baseball star Matt Stairs (to name a few) play for the UMaine Select Team!
All money raised at this event will go directly to the Leroy Patterson Memorial Scholarship Fund, established at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine in 2012 with gifts from the family and friends of Leroy Patterson.
Sergeant Leroy Patterson was a beloved member of the University of Maine Police Department since April 1977. He retired in May 2010 after 33 years of dedicated service. He supervised the former resident hall foot patrol unit, which, at the time, was the largest unit of the police department. He was one of three mounted patrol officers and a liaison with the athletic department. Leroy loved the University of Maine and Black Bear sports, and was a fixture at most athletic events on campus.
He was inducted into the Maine Sports Legends Hall of Fame in
2008. Leroy was also known as a Bangor High School
sports legend, starring in football, basketball, and baseball, and
served as an official for area youth sports. Additionally,
Leroy contributed his own time to assist with the Special
Olympics ever year. Leroy touched the lives of many UMaine
students over the years. It has been said by many that
“you didn’t go to the University of Maine without
knowing who Leroy was.”
The fund shall be used to provide scholarship assistance for financially needy students who attended Bangor High School, have participated in a sports program, and have proven community service involvement.
Selection of the recipients shall be made by the Vice President for Student Affairs in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid shall administer the fund.