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Giving Back to Shannon Valerio


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Shannon is a fixture in the Denver hockey community as a long time hockey player and an official photographer for the Denver University Pioneers hockey team. Tragically, Shannon’s husband Steven passed away last summer after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Shannon and Steven are both Native Americans and met at a pow wow in South Dakota years ago. Steven was very active in the Denver hockey community, both as a coach and a player including coaching the Denver University Women’s Club hockey team for a time.

After Steven’s passing, Shannon has been left with substantial bills including hospice care and funeral costs. She is making payments on these but they do overwhelm her.

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  1. Shanon, So sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. You two were a blast to play hockey with many years ago. Steve taught me so much about the game and you were a great defensive partner. If you decide to play in D3 at The Edge look up Rikers islanders! Jim M

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