PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Pensacola Ice Pilots announced that they are sponsoring a $5,000 Take Stock In Children scholarship through the Foundation for Excellence of Escambia County in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.
The Ice Pilots are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.
The donation was made through the Ice Pilots Pensacola Community Fund which provides sponsorships to charitable organizations and it was matched by the Florida Prepaid Foundation to purchase the tuition-paid scholarship.
The Take Stock In Children Scholarship will provide one low-income at-risk student with a scholarship and weekly mentor at school. Students that maintain their grade point average, attend school regularly and have a clean discipline record will receive a full-paid college education at a junior college and state university in the state of Florida.