Mitch Lane Memorial Hockey Scholarship

On September 11, 2017, Mitch Lane passed away after a valiant 3 ½ year battle against pancreatic cancer. When he was first diagnosed, he was given 3 to 6 months to live, but true to his hockey-strong, never-give-up attitude, he lived well beyond that time. Mitch lived life to its fullest before he was diagnosed, and he did not slow down one bit after being diagnosed. He never let cancer or chemo define him.

Hockey was an integral part of Mitch’s life as a child. His love of the game and his talent for playing it continued through high school and college, where he played for Michigan Tech and Lake Superior State University. In the past years he loved his nights playing with the men’s league, coaching his son, Zach and his teammates, and always cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs. It seems most fitting to memorialize Mitch in a manner that acknowledges his love of hockey.

We are establishing the Mitch Lane Memorial Hockey Scholarship so that his love for the game can skate on through other youth hockey players.

Fund Administrators

  • Amy Lane


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Mitch Lane Memorial Hockey Scholarship
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
Use credit card by clicking the link below.

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.


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