Scholarship in honor of Verona man killed in crash helps basketball team go to national tournament
MATC team grateful for gift
VERONA, Wis. — A scholarship that was created in honor of a Verona teenager who died in a car crash is making a difference to help a Wisconsin two-year college make it to a national tournament.
Will Kellerman was killed in a rollover crash outside Verona in 2017. His father, Brian, says he was on his way from what he loved best – basketball. The family started a scholarship fund in his honor called Opportunity 34. The namesake of the scholarships is Kellerman’s own opportunity, and his jersey number.
Now, because of that scholarship, Milwaukee Area Technical Colleges Basketball team is off to play in a national tournament. TMJ4 reports that the Stormers competed for their first year in the National Junior College Athletic Association as a Division II team and are continuing to the national tournament.
A lot of the seed money for scholarships was donated from the Opportunity 34 Foundation. Players on the team said they are grateful for the family’s contribution and that Kellerman will always be in their hearts.
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