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SG3 Foundation

$1,690 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 9 months
Sam Gottfredsen loved hockey.  He played, coached, cheered and dreamed about it.
To celebrate his life and carry on the legacy of his passion, his friends and family have established the SG3 Foundation to honor the life of Sam Gottfredsen.  
The SG3 Foundation  will  be enriching the lives of youth and junior hockey players through scholarship and support.
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A heart for hockey.
A life gone too soon.
A legacy born to continue the passion.

The SG3 Foundation was created after the tragic loss of Sam Gottfredsen, a West St. Paul hockey player, coach and enthusiast. The Foundation seeks to carry on that passion by awarding scholarships to both youth and junior hockey players as a legacy to Sam’s life.
There wasn’t an area rink or pond that Sam’s blades hadn’t touched; when he wasn’t skating he was thinking about the next season, the next game, the next chance to be on that line.
With the heart of a defenseman – Sam was his teammate’s biggest advocate and staunchest defender. The minutes in the penalty box - a witness to his dedication.
He loved the game and the culture of hockey. He never minded early morning skates as a young player or long bus rides playing juniors. But, mostly – he loved the guys he played with and coached – the beauties. The ones he wanted to give back to; the ones he would do anything for. Sam was one of the lucky ones – he played beyond high school. Like most hockey players – he dreamt of professional hockey but, in turn, found it wouldn’t be his reality (not that it was ever for a lack of trying). ``Never one to be down for long – he parlayed his passion into coaching those who had the same dreams he long-pursued. In the end, coaching became the role he felt he could give back – the role he truly felt like he was “one of the lucky ones.”
Through the pain our loss, we realized Sam’s dreams didn’t have to die with him. Not long before he died, Sam told his brother, “When I have enough money – I will pay for kids who want to go to hockey camp but can’t afford it.” Sam’s dream to give youth hockey players opportunities, along with supporting young men that want to pursue their dreams playing junior hockey – would become his legacy.
We hope you’ll consider making a contribution to the SG3 Foundation. Whether it’s to honor Sam’s life or because you believe the pursuit of a dream is integral to a person’s life – your contribution honors us. For that we are deeply grateful.
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To enhance the lives of youth and junior hockey players-through community engagements and support –in order to provide scholarships for the continued pursuit of their hockey passion.


A heart for hockey.
A life gone too soon.
A legacy born to continue
the passion.

The SG3 Foundation was created after the tragic loss of Sam Gottfredsen, a West St. Paul hockey player, coach and enthusiast. The Foundation seeks to carry on that passion by awarding scholarships to both youth and junior hockey players as a legacy to Sam’s life.
There wasn’t an area rink or pond that Sam’s blades hadn’t touched; when he wasn’t skating he was thinking about the next season, the next game, the next chance to be on that line.
With the heart of a defenseman – Sam was his teammate’s biggest advocate and staunchest defender. The minutes in the penalty box - a witness to his dedication.
He loved the game and the culture of hockey. He never minded early morning skates as a young player or long bus rides playing juniors. But, mostly – he loved the guys he played with and coached – the beauties. The ones he wanted to give back to; the ones he would do anything for. Sam was one of the lucky ones – he played beyond high school. Like most hockey players – he dreamt of professional hockey but, in turn, found it wouldn’t be his reality (not that it was ever for a lack of trying). ``Never one to be down for long – he parlayed his passion into coaching those who had the same dreams he long-pursued. In the end, coaching became the role he felt he could give back – the role he truly felt like he was “one of the lucky ones.”
Through the pain our loss, we realized Sam’s dreams didn’t have to die with him. Not long before he died, Sam told his brother, “When I have enough money – I will pay for kids who want to go to hockey camp but can’t afford it.” Sam’s dream to give youth hockey players opportunities, along with supporting young men that want to pursue their dreams playing junior hockey – would become his legacy.
We hope you’ll consider making a contribution to the SG3 Foundation. Whether it’s to honor Sam’s life or because you believe the pursuit of a dream is integral to a person’s life – your contribution honors us. For that we are deeply grateful.
(The SG3 Foundation is a 5013(c). Your contribution is tax deductible).

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MG
$50
Matt Geiser
3 months ago
SR
$50
Sandy and Joel Rud
3 months ago
NG
$100
Noreen Gottfredsen
3 months ago
GR
$150
Garrett Retka
3 months ago
LB
$100
Lisa Buchal
3 months ago
CH
$50
Cari Haaland
3 months ago
OF
$75
Ogren Family
3 months ago
PD
$50
Peter & Cyndie Dietz
3 months ago
JK
$100
Jim Kimlinger
3 months ago
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