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Remembering a Local Youth Hockey Hero

January 06, 2018 11:01 PM

(ABC 6 News) --  Six years ago on Saturday, Shannon O’Hara, a youth hockey hero, passed away due to a brain tumor.

 She died at the age of 13 on January 6, 2012.

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Her spirit lives on and is proudly remembered by her love for hockey and compassion for others. Every year since her passing, her family gives out a scholarship to a male and female in the Rochester High School hockey community. Her mother, Jen O’Hara, says not a day goes by where family and friends don’t think about her.

 “Six years in, we’ve raised $160,000 in this town and, I mean, we’ve been able to give away $28,000 in scholarships and support some brain tumor research. The support of not only the hockey community but Rochester itself is amazing,” she said.

The Shannon Cup girls youth hockey tournament will be held on January 26th to the 28th. The scholarship award night will be on February 8th at 7:00 pm. Both events will be held at Graham Arena. You can follow along with loved ones through the Shannon O’Hara Foundation or the O’Hara family blog.


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