The Amelia Michelle Sanford Fund is being created to memorialize a great student-athlete who was also a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Amelia recognized the struggle in her community and was vocal about the type of marginalization she experienced in high school. Forging through, and becoming an MVP both on and off the basketball court, Amelia’s memory will serve to support other students with similar obstacles.
Our goal for the The Amelia Michelle Sanford Fund is to raise money to support The Amelia Michelle Sanford Scholarship. We hope to raise no less than $2,500 for an LGBTQIA+ student each year in their chosen field of education. This scholarship was founded with the understanding that the societal and academic hoops have already been jumped through. This is merely to help fund the scholastic journey of another LGBTQIA+ student athlete. Sadly, in our society it is still hard for someone of this community to be accepted for who they are by all those around them. With this scholarship we can not only show acceptance for the applicants but also assist them in furthering their education showing them how much we love and support them.