~~ About the Tony Rolon Hockey Scholarship Fund ~~
The Tony Rolon Hockey Scholarship Fund
was established in 2012 in memory of Tony
Rolon. As a ministry of St. Matthias
Lutheran Church, its mission is to:
Provide financial assistance for children to
participate in youth ice hockey programs.
All monies for the fund come from private donations and fundraisers. We are a 501(c)(3), which means that donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax professional for details.
Youth between 6 and 18 living in Pinellas, Pasco,
Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee or Sarasota counties
in Florida are invited to apply for financial assistance.
Application periods are:
June 1 and July 31 for the fall/winter season
January 1 and February 28 for the spring/summer season
Click here for more information.
After retirement, Tony started coaching youth ice hockey, where he
rediscovered his love for the game. More than that, Tony found a passion
for mentoring children involved in the sport. He initially started his
coaching career with in-house recreational league hockey teams, but quickly
moved on to coach with Dunedin, Tarpon, Countryside (DTC) High School and the
Raiders Travel hockey teams.
Tony Rolon passed away on March 26, 2011, but in spite of this, both his high
school team and Raiders travel team have gone on to participate in state,
national, and international championships. His legacy continues not only
through his family and church,
but through the children he coached.
St. Matthias Luthern Church is a member of the Florida Bahamas Synod of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Copyright 2012 St. Matthias Lutheran Church, Tony Rolon Hockey Scholarship Fund, All Rights Reserved.