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Scholarship in honor of BSU hockey player killed seeks additional funds

The Idaho Steelheads, Steelheads Booster, and the Boise State men’s hockey team have joined forces to honor Bobby Skinner and his love of ice.

Boise, Idaho – It’s been more than two years since 22-year-old Bobby Skinner was killed in an accidental shooting, but the memory of the Boise state hockey player lives on. A scholarship in his name helps children who love hockey, but their families cannot afford the sport.

Hockey was Skinner’s first love, and this scholarship will allow kids across Treasure Valley to fall in love with it, too.

The scholarship was established in 2009 with help from the Idaho Steelheads Booster Club, according to board member Rocci Johnson.

“We have raised $7500.00 so far with the help of the Steelheads community, our hockey family and the Idaho Steelheads Booster Club,” Johnson said. “We’re really hoping to get over $10,000 so we can host a couple more free hockey clubs in the spring.”

Over the years, the scholarship has raised thousands of dollars for local children.

“The thing I love about hockey and the hockey community is that it’s a sport that brings people together as a community,” Johnson said.

Together, the Idaho Steelheads, Steelheads Booster Club, and the Boise State men’s hockey team joined in to pay tribute to Skinner and his love of ice.

“To honor him and to uphold his legacy of love of the sport and his never-give-up attitude, we have renamed the Youth Hockey Scholarship in his honor,” Johnson said.

If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, you can click here.

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