Ken Unterbrink, Joe and Norm Neuman, Joe Munie, Fr. Enzo Addari, and Wendy Zielen, were happy to receive the gift from Tony Hopkins, Fred Ashline, and Jim Cleary of the Ashline Foundation and give them a tour.
Sean Brian Ashline was a strong-willed young man, well-known for his excitement to go above and beyond in helping everyone he could. Throughout his life, Sean battled with mental illness which enabled him to develop compassion for everyone else who faced these hardships. Sean attended FlexTech, a school designed to suit students’ needs through project-based learning allowing individuals who may not thrive in the traditional public school environment to excel and establish healthy goals for the present and future after graduation.
The Sean Brian Ashline Foundation (hereinafter “SBAF”) a 501(c)(3) organization was established in 2022 to honor Sean’s memory and create a pathway to enrich the lives of individuals who need support in advocating for themselves in adulthood. SBAF offers financial support to students who need an alternative to traditional college, including scholarships for post-secondary education, trade programs, and certificate programs.
The 1st annual Sean Brian Ashline Memorial Golf Outing was held on August 25th, Sean’s birthday, at Chemung Hills in Howell MI. The outing was plagued by inclement weather, but attendees were not deterred from supporting the efforts of Sean’s father Fred. Their first event was a success.
On Monday, October 1st, Fred Ashline, Jim Cleary, and Tony Hopkins arrived at the St. Louis Center to learn more about its mission. They spent time learning more about what impact the SBAF could have on the Center and the projects that may need funding in the future. The men presented Fr. Enzo with a check for a portion of the proceeds from the August 25th event.