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Tigers Families Support for Sgro Family

By Texas Tigers, 01/14/20, 9:00AM CST


Texas Tigers Families:

The following info is from a GoFundMe set up to support the hockey dreams of the Sgro children who lost their mother after suffering an aneurysm last week.  Julianna Sgro is from Austin but plays for the Dallas Stars Elite Girls.  Please consider donating if you are able to do so.



The Sgro family's life changed forever on Thursday, January 9th, 2020. Junella Sgro was getting ready to teach a fitness class when she suffered an aneurysm. Junella had an immeasurable impact on everyone she met. She always had a smile and believed the best of people. Her positive attitude and determination spoke volumes about who she was. You could not walk away, after spending time with her, without feeling that somehow your life was better for having been with her.

The purpose of this GoFundMe is to enable her children to continue supporting Junella's number one passion of #SgroHockey. JT plays junior hockey in Louisiana; Josiah and Jayden play here in Austin; and Julianna plays for the Dallas Stars Elite Girls. We ask that you donate towards what Junella was the most passionate about, #SgroHockey, for her children, in lieu of flowers so that they can continue pursuing their dreams.

If you knew Junella, you know why this would be the one thing she would ask for. Her children and John were her entire world, and she loved nothing more than being that quintessential hockey mom-shuttling kids to the rink, feeding them at the rink, doing homework and napping in the Sprinter (aka The SgroMobile). The Austin hockey community cannot possibly measure the impact she has had, and we cannot express the immeasurable loss and sorrow we feel.

JT, Josiah, Jayden, and Julianna will continue to play to honor their mother and the game she loved so much. It would mean the world if you can contribute towards making that happen. The best way to remember Junella is to honor what she loved the most. To Junella, John, and the kids-the Austin hockey community loves you so much. But your impact, your reach-goes far beyond Austin and far beyond hockey.