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Continue Nels’ legacy

The Nels Venerus Hockey Scholarship Foundation

Your Donation Directly Benefits Youth Hockey Players

Join us to continue Nels’ legacy and support Spokane-area youth hockey players in the pursuit of their dreams, regardless of their economic circumstances.

We are proud to partner with the Innovia Foundation in the development of our secure, donor-advised fund. Donations made to the Nels Venerus Hockey Scholarship Foundation are made through the Innovia giving portal.

Your generous gifts directly support all three of the funds.

The NELS VENERUS HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION is recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization. Your donation to the NELS VENERUS HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Consult your tax adviser to see how this may apply to you. Tax ID# 38-3840390

15 Year Old

I want to thank the Nels Foundation for granting me a scholarship this season.  I am so grateful for your help. I would not have been able to play without your assistance.  I want to give back to your organization in any way that I can.  Please let me know when you need my help and I will be there.

9 Year Old

My grandson’s father is incarcerated and his mother does not contribute to his hockey. I am his grandmother. I am on a fixed income and do all that I can to keep him in hockey. His whole life revolves around hockey and teaches him lessons that he cannot learn elsewhere. He needs help with his registration fees.  Please help in any way possible.

16 Year Old

My husband was recently diagnosed with cancer and is receiving treatment in Seattle.  With traveling expenses to Seattle, it has caused a severe financial strain on our family’s income.  We paid for my grandson’s hockey which he loves and would be devastated if he can’t play this season.  Anything the Nels Foundation can do to help would be greatly appreciated.

youth hockey team on the players bench cheering for teammates

Nels Venerus Hockey Scholarship Foundation

Providing scholarships and grants to Spokane-area youth hockey players.

Spokane, WA

P.O. Box 48073

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