The Pueblo Rangers have set up a scholarship fund in the name of Lucas Johnston to help players who are in need of help to play the game with us. If you need help, we are here to help you. If you can please donate to the fund when you check out.
To request a scholarship you will need to:
- Register your child for the appropriate soccer program.
- Pay at lease 1/2 of the registration fee. Failure to pay at least 1/2 fee will remove you from consideration for a scholarship.
- Register for the appropriate scholarship. Registrations must be online only.
- Scholarship deadlines are normally the first of the month (one month prior to start of league for Rec/Mid/Intermediate and 2 months prior to the start of Advanced League.
Who was Lucas? …
Lucas was an amazing, charismatic and dynamic young man. He made a friend of everyone he met. Those that would give him just a little time – he gave his unwavering loyalty to. He took younger children under his wing and understood that they looked up to bigger kids. He treated the young with affection. The old, he respected and revered. Lucas never shied away from the elderly; instead he offered mature conversation, a smile and often even a hug. He had huge heart. Lucas was proud to participate in fundraisers that benefited sick children—this he did frequently through school-wide programs.
Lucas sought adventure and action. He enjoyed the outdoors and sought out the challenges Mother Nature can offer. Hiking was one of his favorite activities. While hiking with his family, Lucas would offer to carry the heavy backpack and would challenge his siblings to climb bigger and bigger hills or rocks—often proving to be chivalrous, but still a rough and tumble boy.
Soccer filled quite a lot of Lucas’ free time. He enjoyed the comradery of his teammates and the battle to win every game he played. He loved to win! He didn’t always take loss well—but that is because he played every game to win it.
Although Lucas was only with us to the age of 10, he had already made big plans for his future. Plans he had talked about and discussed since the age of about 7. He was a patriot and intended to join the U.S. Air Force and become a pilot. Lucas has a cousin in the Air Force—a crew chief. Lucas told this cousin that he wanted to attend the Air Force Academy so that he could be this cousin’s boss one day J.
If you had the opportunity to know Lucas when he was a toddler up to about 6 years, you would have gotten to experience his fabulous stories. He was a highly imaginative and skilled story teller.
Please help us to help those less fortunate to enjoy the sport that Lucas loved so much and give a few dollars to the scholarship fund when you register your child.