A benefit hockey game to raise funds for a scholarship created by the friends and family of former University of Maine police officer Leroy Patterson is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at UMaine’s Alfond Arena. The scholarship fund will benefit financially eligible students who attended Bangor High School, have participated in a sports program and have contributed to community service endeavors. The game between Third Watch Hockey Team and UMaine Selects is free but donations will be accepted at the door. Third Watch is a Brewer men’s hockey league team consisting of area emergency personnel. UMaine Selects comprises UMaine faculty, staff, friends and alumni, including men’s hockey coach Tim Whitehead, football head coach Jack Cosgrove and associate men’s hockey coach Bob Corkum. Donations to the Sgt. Leroy Patterson Memorial Scholarship Fund also can be made online at www.umaine.edu/give, or by telephone at 207-581-1148. Patterson, a Bangor High School athletic standout, was a member of the UMaine Department of Public Safety from 1977 until his retirement in May 2010. He died in January from cancer.
Contact: Division of Student Affairs, (207) 581-4284