In Memory of Chatten Hayes
Chatten was passionate about EVERYTHING she chose to partake in...
Her Words: Handball is, always has been, and always will be an immeasurable joy to me. I’d already begun making a difference in the areas I most certainly excelled at: shouting about The Perfect Game from the rooftops, so to speak.
From the minute I came around, I loved handball. I’ve always wanted handball to be a better “place.” By which I mean, I saw how incredible the athletes were, and how special the camaraderie was, and I wanted the rest of the world to know.
She also wanted the world to know the "Big C" isn't the end--it can be the start. Chatten's immeasurable joy was on full display for Collegiate Handball, especially for the club at Pacific University, coached by husband David Steinberg. To support Collegiate Handball and promote cancer awareness, Chatten and her loved ones established the "Team Aware Collegiate Handball Scholarship."
How to Apply: During the month of September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, players may submit an essay including how they were affected by cancer (directly, family member, or other loved ones). Also, applicants should incorporate handball history, outline current academic status and course work, including unofficial transcripts, and if planning to attend the Collegiate Nationals.
Eligibility: Available to full-time undergraduate college students who participate in USHA events and demonstrate financial need.
Contributions to grow Team Aware Collegiate Handball Scholarship can be made directly to U.S. Handball with "Team Aware" in the memo field. The Team Aware Scholarship recipient will be announced at the National Collegiate Championships.