skip navigation


Donate to the Lakeshore Rocket Football Lancer Legacy Scholarship

Click the link below to donate!

Lakeshore Rocket Football Lancer Legacy Scholarship

The LRF Board of Directors has set out to create a new scholarship opportunity for LRF Alumni continuing their athletic careers in college. 

Lakeshore is a special place.  The Lakeshore Rocket Football & Cheer Program works hard to provide a valuable asset to this community.  Once involved, you become a part of the Lancer family for life.

Many of our athletes participate in football or cheer with the LRF program throughout elementary school, and then move through the middle and high school programs. These athletes help make the Lakeshore Lancer community a place of pride. Only a select few continue with their athletic journey at the collegiate level, and most receive no financial assistance to do so. This is a scholarship for them.

With your help, we are creating the Lakeshore Rocket Football Lancer Legacy Scholarship. LRF is working to endow a scholarship to be given to any Lancer Football Player or Cheerleader, who:

  • Is participating in Football or Cheerleading in college
  • Participated in Lakeshore Rocket Football & Cheer for a minimum of 2 years
  • Participated in Lakeshore High School Football or Cheer for a minimum of 2 years

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to create an endowment large enough to support Lancer athletes for generations to come. In order to do this, we need your help. No donation is too small (or large). We are working with the Berrien Community Foundation and have begun our endowment there. If you are interested in donating, please email us at or follow the button below to donate.

Thank you for your consideration and being a valuable part of the Lakeshore family.

Go Lancers!

Inaugural 2023 Lakeshore Rocket Football Lancer Legacy Scholarship recipients Drew Grau and Trevor Griffiths

Funds from registration fees and Lancer Laps are not being used for this scholarship.

Pat Ashley Scholarship Fund

The Pat Ashley Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to families who need help covering the registration costs for Lakeshore Rocket Football & Cheer.

Pat was heavily involved in the Lakeshore Rocket Football program for many years, serving as a coach and as President of the Board of Directors.  His passion for teaching young people was contagious.  Pat wanted every kid to have the opportunity to participate in the Lakeshore Rocket Football program and, because of this, he never turned kids away.  He was known for finding ways to cover costs for many kids.  Thanks to Pat, many kids in our community have had the opportunity to participate in our program throughout the years.  LRF is committed to continuing Pat's legacy by assisting people through the Pat Ashley Scholarship Fund.

About Pat...

Pat Ashley was born January 29, 1971 in Lansing, Michigan. He graduated from Alpena High School and continued his education by earning his Bachelor’s Degree from Olivet College where he was a member of Phi Alpha Pi FraternityPatrick married the love of his life, Cami Hettig, on June 17, 1995 in Benton Harbor, and together they had 3 handsome boys - Connor, Colin and Aiden. Pat worked at Whirlpool as a support business coach, but what he was known for the most was his passion for coaching football. Coaching was his life. He coached everything from rocket football to being a JV coach for Lakeshore High School. Pat was always in great physical condition. If he wasn’t out on the field coaching his teams, you could find him in the gym working out. He enjoyed nature and was an avid student of history. Pat passed away unexpectedly on December 21, 2014, but his legacy lives on with LRF through the Pat Ashley Scholarship Fund.

If you have questions about the scholarship, please email us at

If you are interested in donating to the fund, please send to: Lakeshore Rocket Football, PO Box 305, Stevensville, MI 49127