Alexander Neuhaus Memorial Scholarship Fund
Organized by: Brian Handell
ALEXANDER NEUHAUS #54 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND MISSION STATEMENT
Alexander Neuhaus (2003 – 2014) – “Zander” -- was a gifted student, multi-sport athlete, son, brother, and friend. Although Zander’s life was way too short, it was full. He was an amazing, compassionate, loving kid with an infectious smile who touched everyone he encountered. We want to carry forward the lessons and ideals we learned from Zander through The Zander Neuhaus Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit student athletes.
Through team sports, Zander learned the importance of intense effort, sportsmanship, and teamwork. His participation in sports, helped him to mature, to develop tolerance and empathy, and, most importantly, gave him joy.
In team sports, individuals learn to accept, appreciate and trust their teammates without regard to differences in their cultures, color, nationality, or economic backgrounds. These are the qualities that forge a group of individuals into a team. These qualities, broadly applied, make a life well lived. These are the qualities that Zander was developing through his participation in team sports.
It is the mission of the Zander Fund to create opportunities that would otherwise not be available to deserving, young athletes to learn the lessons and experience the joy of team sports – just like Zander.