Hooper Scholarship Fund

Samantha (15), Sara (9), and Hanna (9) Hooper joined Genesis Dance Company in 2012 and they were instantly fantastic additions to the Company and an absolute joy to have as dancers and young ladies.

Last week, on November 7th, 2013, the girls lost their father, Eric Hooper, who suffered from a sudden heart attack and passed away within the day. Tragically, they now find themselves without a father to guide and help them on their journey.

The girls commit an immense amount of time to their dance training and are fantastic dancers as a result. The girls have stolen the hearts of their teachers and fellow dancers and families who have been blessed to be able to share a part in their lives, they are amazing young spirits.

Though they will be facing hardships of many kinds in the months to come, it is our wish to see the girls able to continue dancing through high school.

This scholarship fund was established for the Hooper family in the hopes that with your generous contributions, the girls can continue their dance education and journey with Genesis. Any contribution of any amount is welcome and truly appreciated. Your donation will support a fantastic cause, keeping the girls in the art that they love. Contributions can be made on this website or check/cash can be mailed or dropped off at the Genesis studio in Maple Grove:

Genesis Dance Company
7351 Kirkwood Lane North, Suite 120
Maple Grove, MN 55369

We are grateful for everyone's support in this difficult time for Samantha, Sara, Hanna and their mother, Shelly. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
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