Community leader and entrepreneur
Marlowe Stoudamire was a community leader and entrepreneur who dedicated his life to making his city better. He had an undeniable passion for pushing and elevating detroiters to their full potential. Marlowe loved the history of his city and this showed through his award winning project Detroit 67: looking back to move forward. He was an advocate for people and every one of his projects was for the people. His professional mission was to help people, organizations and cities realize their full potential by leveraging relationships, expanding capacity and making smart investments of resources that spur economic activity, cultural enrichment and social impact in markets where they live, do business or have a vested interest. This was done through his butterfly effect program. Marlowe also served as the Strategic Social Impact Advisor for the National Hockey League (NHL) to ensure socially-focused NHL and local team investments, resources and programs provide greater access, inclusivity and positive impact on communities by driving deep, authentic and sustainable integration of hockey into the sports ecosystem and culture of urban markets. Through this he helped grass-root hockey programs such as Ice Dreams realize their full potential and how they could grow and expand throughout their community. Marlowe inspired many and left an unforgettable mark on his community and the world. He is truly missed and will never be forgotten. In tribute of his passion and work for his city Detroit Ice Dreams will be giving a scholarship yearly in his honor.
This years recipient for this scholarship is:
A senior at adrian college who also played in our detroit ice dreams program and still mentors and coaches the participants in our program.