Farmington Hills, Mich. (June 10th, 2016) The fourth annual installment of the Richard D. Stehly Memorial Hockey Game raised over $2,350 for the Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship. “I really want to thank everyone who came out to watch, skate, and donate,” stated Dr. Larry Sutter, the organizer of this year’s game, “Especially, I want to mention the support this game received from the local Wisconsin ACI Chapter; without their help in organizing the logistics of this event, it would not have been possible.”
The latest Richard D. Stehly Memorial Hockey Game took place during ACI’s latest convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, this past April. ACI members and staff comprised the rosters of the two competing teams. The fifth installment of the Richard D. Stehly Memorial Hockey Game is being planned for next year’s ACI Spring Convention in Detroit, Michigan, USA, March 26-30, 2017. Sutter hopes that the Richard D. Stehly Memorial Hockey Game becomes an annual ACI Spring Convention tradition with the hosting chapter competing to out fundraise the previous hosting chapter; all funds go to support the Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship.
Richard (Dick) Stehly had been member of ACI since 1980 and was elected president in 2010. He believed that attracting and educating ACI’s youngest members was crucial for both the future of the concrete industry and ACI. His conviction for investing in ACI’s posterity even lead him to bequeath a portion of his estate to fund future ACI scholarships and fellowships. Dick personally organized the first two editions of this hockey game before his passing. The game was then memorialized in his honor. “It was very much in Dick’s character to quietly organize things like this game”, said Sutter, “Once Dick passed, the Minnesota Chapter and now the Wisconsin Chapter stepped up to honor Dick and raise money for his scholarship.”
The Richard D. Stehly Scholarship is awarded annually through the ACI Foundation to an outstanding student enrolled in an undergrad degree program studying concrete with an emphasis on structural design, materials, or construction. More information about the Foundation’s Fellowships and Scholarships can be found at www.ACIFoundation.org.
The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration and is a wholly owned and operated nonprofit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation: the Strategic Development Council, committed to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry; the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies; and the Scholarship Council, which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships.
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