Buono donates to Reichelt Memorial Fund

Fund in memory of Langley teen who passed away in 2011

The Dylan Reichelt Memorial Fund has gotten a $5,000 boost from a prominent member of the B.C. Lions.

Wally Buono, the football club’s vice-president of operations and general manager,  announced the donation on Feb. 27. That date is nearly one year since Buono stepped down as head coach of the Lions after winning his fifth Canadian Football League coach of the year award.

The memorial fund was established by the Lions’ long-time therapist, Bill Reichelt, who lost his son Dylan in a car accident in 2011.

The fund works to make a difference in the lives of young people.

“Dylan was a tremendous person who routinely put the happiness and well-being of others first and the fund strives to carry out what we believe was important to him,” said Bill Reichelt.

“My wife Cathy and I very grateful for the support of Wally and the entire Lions family.

“His generosity will go a long way to making a difference in our community.”

In addition to providing a $1,000 annual scholarship to a student-athlete at Dylan’s former high school Brookswood Secondary, the fund has also helped establish a new weight room at the school. Other efforts include the establishment of the Langley Minor Hockey Referee of the Year Award as well as an annual donation to the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour.

With the support of all eight CFL clubs in conjunction with CFL Auctions, the Dylan Reichelt Memorial Fund Society will make available eight fully autographed team helmets from the 2012 season.

Fans wishing to donate can bid on the helmets here.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Langley soapbox derby draws more competitors

41st annual Soap Box Derby put on by the Langley Evangelical Free Church

Crime Briefs: Stolen church tent, loan fraud and missing chipper

Langley RCMP release photos of suspects and stolen goods

Langley Blaze alum makes MLB debut

‘I have been waiting my whole life for this’ says Maple Ridge’s Tyler O’Neill

It’s going to be a furry tail foot race Sunday, April 29

Langley animal shelter hosts walk/run at Derby Reach Park

Blaze split with A’s in Kelowna

Langley 18U team goes 2-2 to open season despite missing five key players to Team Canada obligations

UPDATED: 9 killed, 16 injured after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

Toronto police say nine people have died and 16 are injured

As Osoyoos Indian Band flourishes, so too does Okanagan’s wine tourism

Indigenous practices have driven growth of South Okanagan’s wine history and agricultural influence

Judith Guichon steps down as Lieutenant Governor of B.C.

Election decision didn’t make her best moments from the past six years

Vancouver to rake in $30 million in empty homes tax in first year

The tax is the first of its kind in Canada, and was intended to address the city’s near-zero vacancy rate

B.C.’s snowpack continues to increase, melting delayed

River Forecast Centre official says sudden melting further into the season could cause flooding

Another B.C. First Nation voices support for Kinder Morgan pipeline

Simpcw First Nation claims people living on one-third of pipeline route support the project

Protesters argue both sides of B.C.’s SOGI curriculum at teachers’ union office

The sexual orientation and gender identity program was launched as a pilot project last year

Prankster broadcasts fake nuclear threat in Winnipeg

The audio recording on Sunday warned of a nuclear attack against Canada and the United States

ICBC reform aims to slow rising car insurance costs

‘Pain and suffering’ payouts to be capped, major injury limit to double

Most Read