Congratulations go out to Elek Wellman of Sacred Heart/Griffin High School in Springfield, Grace Hwang of New Trier High School and Daniel Lorden of Jones College Prep in Chicago on being named the recipients of the 2014 Blackhawk Alumni Association Scholarship.
The Blackhawk Alumni Association (BHAA) distributes college scholarships annually to the three most deserving high school hockey players in Illinois. Awards are determined from a candidate's level of community service, volunteerism, good citizenship, academic performance as well as the hockeytalent of the individual who receives an annual $5,000.00 scholarship over four years.
All of us here in Illinois are proud of their accomplishments in the classroom, in the community and on the ice.
In response to the overwhelming need by central Illinois tornado victims, the Peoria Rivermen Alumni Association (PRAA) had an exhibition game between the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni and the St. Louis Blues Alumni on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
In 1987, a group of retired Blackhawk players got together to discuss their future in the Chicago community. Their main objective was to "give something back" to Chicago and to the sport of hockey. In that meeting they developed a three-fold mission statement for the non-profit Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association.