Jersey raffle to support football fan memorial scholarship

Luke Willson jerseyThe raffle of a Detroit Lions jersey autographed by newly-acquired local hero Luke Willson will help to fund a scholarship dedicated to the memory of a UWindsor engineering and MBA grad and National Football League fan.

The Shawn Yates Memorial Scholarship will benefit undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering, like so many Yates mentored during more than 30 years working for Chrysler. Yates died in July 2017 at the age of 57.

Willson, a tight end who won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks in 2014, is a native of LaSalle. He signed on with the Lions in March.

The raffle offers Luke Willson’s first produced on-field Detroit Lions game jersey which bears his name, number 82, and autograph. Tickets are $20; all proceeds will go to the scholarship endowment.

A winning entry will be drawn September 1. For tickets, contact Cathy Crowley at