Nick Erbskorn wins scholarship from Illitch Charities 08.04.2010

Written by David Green.

A Morenci hockey player is one of eight student athletes to win a college scholarship from Illitch Charities.

Recent Morenci graduate Nick Erbskorn received a $2,500 scholarships from the Little Caesars AAA Hockey program and the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League. He will attend Michigan State University in the fall.

The students were honored last month at a ceremony at Hockeytown Café in Detroit emceed by Ken Daniels, play-by-play TV announcer for the Detroit Red Wings.

In addition to Erbskorn, students from St. Clair Shores, Algonac, South Lyon, Macomb, Fowlerville and Romulus, Mich., were honored, along with a player from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

“Little Caesars youth hockey players represent some of the best young hockey talent in the country,” said Christopher Ilitch, who is also president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings Inc. “These young people are not only talented athletes, but outstanding students and overall great people. Through sponsorship of our youth hockey programs we have had the opportunity to help these athletes achieve great things in the sport of hockey. Now through Ilitch Charities, we are happy to invest in their educational goals as well.”

To qualify for the scholarship, students must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average, be a current member of a Little Caesars AAA or LCAHL team and have plans to attend a college or university within the next two years.

Erbskorn played “house hockey” at Tam-O-Shanter in Sylvania for 11 years, then moved up a step to the Jackson Generals traveling team for the past three years.

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