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When Shelby left this world suddenly on January 6, 2017, we lost a talented athlete, an exceptional student, an artistic young woman with a heart full of laughter and love for everyone.  Like many seniors at Templeton High School, Shelby had applied to several colleges, and she was waiting patiently for their responses. Contemplating where she would be spending the next 4+ years and wondering how in the world she and her family were going to pay for it all seemed overwhelming. But you would never see Shelby worry. Instead, you’d find her among her friends and family, at a concert, at the beach, watching the sunset, taking in the moments that filled her life.


Life was cut short for Shelby, but throughout her seventeen years her kindness towards others and free loving spirit is deeply felt within so many.


As a memorial to Shelby's life and her positive impact in the lives of others, close friends and family created the Shelby Sudbrink Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Our goal is to help relieve some of the stress and financial burdens so many college-bound seniors face, as they begin their quest to achieve their dreams. 

The Foundation's mission is to award one scholarship per year, beginning Spring 2017, to a female senior athlete from Templeton High School. The recipient must be a college-bound student who personifies the passion, integrity and heart that Shelby embodied in her short 17 years. Honoring Shelby’s jersey number #12, the award recipient will receive $1,212.12 at the start of two academic terms per year, for up to eight terms, totaling approximately $9,700. This annual scholarship will allow recipients to breathe a little easier and enjoy more of the special moments in their own lives…to “Live For Shelby”.


​Fundraising efforts and events will be held throughout the year, to continue replenishing the funds for the scholarship for many years to come. Please click the links above and see how you can join us and get involved by becoming a sponsor, volunteer or attendee for one of our upcoming fundraising events. 


Emily Sudbrink, President

Michael Sudbrink, Vice President

Jed Nicholson, Secretary

Carla Haner, Treasurer

Kyler Nichols, Board Member


    Shelby Cora Sudbrink  was born November 27, 1999, in Templeton, Calif. She went home to be with The Lord and become our angel on January 6, 2017. Shelby was a senior at Templeton High School. She attended Templeton schools and played Templeton sports since the age of 5, the perfect compromise for her Bearcat dad and Greyhound mom.


    From the moment Shelby was born she was the light of our lives. She was always smiling and laughing and truly enjoying every day of her short 17 years here on Earth. Shelby was a phenomenal athlete, gifted artist and an honor student. A true beauty inside and out; everyone who knew her was in awe of her self-confidence and kindness. From a very young age, Shelby put others first; unselfish and genuine, she would do anything for the people she loved. And she loved everyone!


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