Established in 2007

Alex LeVasseur, a Franklin 13-year-old, was full of life, a friend to everyone he met, and an example to his peers to include everyone and make the most of each moment. Alex passed away in early 2007 in a tragic ATV accident. To permanently memorialize Alex and share his passion for skating with other teenagers, his parents, Stephanie LeVasseur and Jeffrey Steele, established the Fund, which helps motivate kids in school and life by providing incentives and mentors to kids with a passion for skateboarding in Nashville. Visit www.rememberalex.com to learn more.

Alex LeVasseur was full of life, an example to his peers to include everyone and make the most of each moment. Alex passed away in early 2007 in a tragic ATV accident at the age of 13. To permanently memorialize Alex and share his passion for skating with other teenagers, his parents, Stephanie LeVasseur and Jeffrey Steele, established the Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund of The Community Foundation.

The Fund’s initiatives include a skateboarding scholarship program, which helps motivate kids in school and life by providing incentives and mentors to kids with a passion for skateboarding, and the reconstruction of the Alex LeVasseur Memorial Skatepark at the Brentwood YMCA, which opened in October 2010. Pictured at left is the ribbon-cutting for the Alex LeVasseur Memorial Skatepark.