MIKE FITZGERALD MEMORIAL FUND
MICHAEL DONALD RICHARD FITZGERALD (MIKE FITZ!)
June 10, 1991 … February 2, 2008
During his illness, Mike and his entire family received overwhelming support from the community and he was determined to “pay back” that support. During his life Mike was privileged to have the opportunity to represent his school, his community and his province in his athletics at the local, Provincial and National levels. He was as proud of Fredericton as anyone could be.
For that reason his parents established the Mike Fitzgerald Memorial Fund. Mike was never able to accept that not everyone had equal access to opportunity and he would often become upset at what he called the unfairness of that fact. Mike’s fund will benefit disadvantaged youth and seems to be a perfect focus as we carry on with Mike’s plan for him.
In 2012 the fund awarded two scholarships and two bursaries to graduating students at Fredericton high and Leo Hayes. In addition the fund was able to pay the registration fees for three young competitive basketball players who could not afford them, and would have otherwise been unable to play. Over the long term the plan for the fund is to increase both the number of awards granted and the amount of those awards.
Click here for a Youtube video of Don Fitzgerald talking about setting up the Mike Fitzgerald Memorial Fund.