The Line in the Sky Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was created in 2012 based on the inspiration and memory of three College of the Holy Cross hockey players; Jake Jackson, Glenn Crane and John Bombard had their promising young lives unexpectedly cut short due to unfortunate illnesses. Jake, Glenn and John each left a unique mark on the lives of their teammates, friends and peers, inspiring them to look beyond the struggles of their own lives and be a source of strength for others.

The Line in the Sky Foundation aims to support those battling life threatening illnesses, specifically cancer and mental health illnesses by raising awareness and monetary funding.  Currently we are establishing relationships and partnerships with other organizations that align with the goals, mission and principal values of the Line in the Sky Foundation. 

Jacob “Jake” Jackson

Jacob “Jake” Jackson died unexpectedly on September 10, 2001 after being diagnosed with depression.  Jake was an outstanding scholar-athlete, who worked hard on the ice and in the classroom.  His determination and quiet demeanor made him extremely popular with teammates and someone that could always be counted on.

Glenn “Spike” Crane 

Glenn “Spike” Crane passed away on December 23, 2002 after a courageous two-year battle with Hodgkin’s disease.  Glenn’s positive attitude, sense of humor, passion for life and dedication to others had an everlasting impact on everyone he met.  Glenn’s inspiration led the Holy Cross hockey program to create an annual award in his honor.  The Glenn “Spike” Crane Memorial award is given at the conclusion of each season to the Holy Cross hockey player who excels most in the little things, and leads his teammates by example.

John “Bomber” Bombard

John Bombard passed away on July 2, 2003 after a long battle with cancer.  John had an incredible work-ethic, was an outstanding student and a hard-nosed, fierce competitor on the ice. In addition to his commitment to academics and the varsity hockey program, John played varsity baseball and was a member of the Holy Cross ROTC program.  His commitment to all of these causes was unwavering, as was his love for family and friends.  John fought his illness the same way that he lived his life, with strength and honor, and, as he promised he would, graduated from Holy Cross with his classmates in May of 2003. 


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