Johnny’s Memorial

This stained glass mosaic window hanging was created for a family friend, as a memorial for her nephew, to be sold at a silent auction fundraiser.  It features his jersey number (23) riding on the wings of the Wilfrid Laurier golden hawk, and uses the school’s colours: purple and gold.


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John Spoltore was an elite athlete from the Waterloo Region who played hockey and baseball at the highest levels.  He received numerous awards and distinctions over his career, was known as a true leader both on and off the ice and he had a passion for his community and for sports in general.  At the age of 38, John passed away after a brief but courageous battle with Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL) of the brain.

As a result of John’s untimely passing, his friends and family created the John Spoltore “Team 23” Memorial Golf Tournament in an attempt to raise funds for John’s daughter’s future education.   Over the past three years the event has been widely considered to be one of the most popular tournaments in the area.  The 2013 version of the tournament will once again be held at Conestoga Golf and Country Club on Friday, August 23rd.  The tournament will have a “23” theme, and will be a celebration of John’s life for friends and family from all over the world.  There will be a three-course dinner, silent auction, live auction and live entertainment (Black Water Draw) for the evening.

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