The Campbell family poses for a photo in Treadwell Arena during the last Crimson Bears home hockey game of the season. (Courtesy Photo)

Thank you letter for the week of Feb. 5, 2023

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Thank you for supporting our memorial scholarship fund

Our family recently gathered at Treadwell Arena for the last home high school games of this season. We were incredibly honored to have the last game dedicated in memory to our amazing son Matthew Peter Campbell (2013 JDHS Bears Hockey Alumni) who passed away from a rare, aggressive cancer in 2020 at the age of 24. The Bears also bestowed the highest honor for a hockey player by forever retiring Matthew’s high school jersey No. 20.

Our family would like to thank the amazing Juneau community, who loved and supported us with generous donations to Matthew’s memorial scholarship fund, and our family and friends who joined us at the ceremony.

We would also like to thank SE 3D Printing, Capital Embroidery, Treadwell Arena staff and manager Lauren Anderson, photographer Larry Schrader, Eva Melancon and Kevin Hansen for live-streaming the event, Juneau Empire and reporter Jonson Kuhn, and Commercial Signs and Printing for their help, kindness, and contribution with making this special event happen.

Lastly, thank you to Jay Lloyd for sharing the kind and inspiring words about Matthew, Dave Bartlett and family for your generous donation of materials and creativity in building the jersey frame, Jessica Bovitz and Corey Baxter for organizing and managing the event, the Blue Line Club Board for voting unanimously to honor and memorialize Matthew, Head Coach Matt Boline, all the Assistant and JV Bears coaches, and current and former JDHS hockey players and their families for your love and support of Matthew, our senior JDHS son Brandon, and our family. We will forever be grateful.

The Campbell Family,

Matthew Peter Campbell Memorial Scholarship Foundation

#livelikematthewc

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