Supporters turn out for fundraiser in memory of Amber Chippett.
The family of the late Amber Chippett hosted a softball tournament and kids’ T-ball game in her memory earlier this month.
The event was to held – rain or shine – Sept. 2, just two days before the anniversary of her death in a car accident on the Buchans Highway in 2015.
And it did rain – but that didn’t deter the almost 80 people who attended, some driving in from out of town.
The event was also an occasion to present scholarships in Amber’s name. Four scholarships were presented, including three for $500 and one for $1,000. The scholarships were funded through donations and a skate-athon held in March 2017, with a carry over amount from the same event in 2016.
Scholarship recipients for 2017 year were Lakeside Academy graduates Hannah Stacey, who received the $1,000-award, and Noah White, Haylee Keats, Marissa Gosse, and Briana Purcell, who each received $500.
Presenting the scholarships was Amber’s sister Samantha O’Brien, and family friend and principal of Lakeside Academy, Barbara Rideout.
T-ball participants didn’t mind the rain as they came out to support the Chippett family. Three teams participated in the event. The late Amber Chippett was a volunteer with children’s T-ball during the summer prior to the accident that claimed her life.
Approximately 80 participants and spectators attended the second annual softball tournament and T-ball game at the Buchans ball field in memory of Amber Chippett Sept. 2. A group of participants sports T-shirts donated by various businesses.
Samantha O’Brien presented a $500-scholarship to Marissa Gosse following the softball tournament, along with Lakeside Academy principal and family friend Barbara Rideout.
Samantha Obrien presented scholarships on behalf of the Chippett family. Noah White accepts a cheque for $500 to be used towards his post-secondary expenses.
Samantha O’Brien presented a scholarship to Haylee Keats on behalf of her family and the late Amber Chippett Sept. 2, with help from Lakeside Academy principal and family friend Barbara Rideout.
Briana Purcell accepted a scholarship in the amount of $500 from Samantha O’Brien, sister of Amber Chippett, for whom the scholarship is named.
Hannah Stacey was not able to attend the scholarship presentation so her mom, Kelly Stacey accepted the $1,000-scholarship from the Amber Chippett scholarship fund on her behalf. Amber’s sister Samantha O’Brien made the presentation.