Congratulations go out to Richard (Rocky) Araujo from Hinsdale Central High School, Luke Carter from carl Sandburg High School and Brett Wiseman from Mount Carmel High School on being named the recipients of the 2019 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 hockey talent of the individual who receives an annual $7,000.00 scholarship over four years.
These players will be honored at the Blackhawk Alumni Scholarship Luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, 2018 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. All of us here in Illinois are proud of their accomplishments in the classroom, in the community and on the ice.
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.