E. Kentwood hockey dedicates tree in honor of Ryan Fischer

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- Ryan Fischer, the Grandville hockey player who died suddenly three months ago, continues to be remembered by the West Michigan hockey community.

Hockey players from East Kentwood High School planted a tree, and placed an engraved stone, out front of Kentwood Ice Arena Friday night to remember their lost friend.

Fischer died of complications due to an enlarged heart back in early March of this year. He died the morning his Grandville hockey team was to face Detroit Catholic Central in a state semifinal game.

A dedication ceremony was held outside the arena, where close to fifty friends and supporters of the Fischers gathered.

Roni and Scott Fischer (Ryan's parents) made some brief comments, as well as coaches from both the Grandville and East Kentwood hockey programs.

Since Ryan Fischer's death, the Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship Fund started in his honor. It has already become the most prestigious hockey scholarship in the state of Michigan, and will be awarded at the end of every high school hockey season beginning in 2015.

The Fischers tell WZZM that the fund has already reached $60,000.

A major fundraiser is in the process of being put together with the hope that more money will be added to the fund. On Saturday, September 13, the inaugural "Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship Golf Outing" will take place at Sunnybrook Country Club in Jenison.

Two flights (9:00 am and 2:00pm shotgun starts), with cocktail, dinner and an auction to follow.

One hundred percent of the proceeds generated from the golf outing will go directly to the Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship fund.

Registration is open now, and sponsorship packages are also available.

Just go to www.ryanfischer.org to sign up and learn more about Ryan.


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