Established in 2020, the Lil Mac’s Hustle + Heart Scholarship was developed in remembrance of Mackenzie Forrest, our angel, who was the embodiment of “hustle + heart” during her 17 years in this world.
Both on and off the court, Mac worked hard at every endeavor, possessing an unrelenting passion to be the best she could be. But that’s not all. In the midst of this passion for all she did, Mackenzie also lived her life with extreme love and kindness. Every. Single. Day.
She was an amazing daughter, friend, teammate, sister, and mentor. With this scholarship, we’d like to honor her legacy and reward those who embody her Hustle +Heart.
Blake Schell (Green Mountain) and Susie Puchino (Littleton) are the inaugural winners of the Lil Mac Hustle + Heart Scholarships. Each was awarded a $2,000 scholarship at a ceremony at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood on June 9, 2020.
Puchino will continue her academic and athlete career at Metro State University in Denver on the women’s soccer team. Schell is moving on to Buena Vista University, in Storm Lake, IA where he will continue his basketball career.