Oneonta Scholarship in Dan’s name.

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This is John and Tina Michaels, Daniel's Parents.  We thank you for your contributions during this difficult time.  Initially a classmate of Dan's set up the fund for our benefit.  We reached out to SUNY Oneonta to see if we could donate the proceeds to the school to set up a fund in Dan's name to benefit others.

The funds received will be withdrawn by us to create a scholarship fund in Dan Michaels name.  We will be working with SUNY Oneonta Scholarship Administration to award students in the years Daniel would have been attending college between 2017-2021.

We will be withdrawing the funds into a bank account where they will be allocated to the school.  It is our hope that many students will be able to financially benefit due to your generosity.
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Through the generosity of my firm Maxim Group, along with special help from Steven Muraco, the Town of Dix Hills, and our friend Bill Nelson, we will be dedicating a permanent plaque in honor and in the memory of our son Daniel Michaels at the ball field where we watched Daniel grow and share many of his great qualities that we all got to know and enjoy. We welcome all those that knew him in their own special way to attend this tribute to Daniel, our beloved son, brother, teammate, and friend.
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Dear Friends:

When Daniel’s friend started a Go Fund Me on his behalf, we never expected the outpouring of support we received. We always knew that Daniel touched so many lives with his effervescent and caring personality, but just how deeply he touched so many in a relatively short time was amazing even to us. Thanks to your extreme generosity, two separate scholarships have been established in Daniel’s memory to help young students pursue their college dreams:

• Daniel Michaels Memorial Scholarship at SUNY Oneonta – starting with incoming freshmen in August 2018. One young man and woman from Half Hollow Hills who demonstrate financial need will each be awarded an annual scholarship for each of their 4 years at SUNY Oneonta. This was important to us because through this scholarship Daniel will still be positively impacting the college for the years he would have spent there.

• Daniel Michaels Memorial Scholarship at Half Hollow Hills High School East – starting with a graduating senior in 2018. An on-going annual award will be made to a senior wrestler at Daniel’s high school who is pursuing a college education. The appropriate criteria for this award was essential, as we wanted the scholarship to go to a wrestler that displayed the qualities Daniel possessed while on the team. Daniel was a dedicated, compassionate wrestler who went above and beyond what was expected of him, and was always willing to help his teammates. He attended all practices, matches and tournaments until an injury prevented him from continuing with the team. And even then, he attended matches at his school to encourage team members and help out in any way he could. Daniel may not have been the strongest wrestler on the team, but he exhibited sportsmanship qualities that any coach would be proud of for his team members. These are the characteristics the recipient of this award must possess.

We miss our beautiful boy more and more as the days go on, but we thank you again for your generosity which will help us keep Daniel’s treasured memory alive for many years to come.

With gratitude,

Tina, John & Toni Michaels
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