Event Details, Mission and Vision

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On September 8, 2018 Live for Lou had our most successful annual fundraiser, and raised over $50,000. We want to give special thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and event attendees who made it possible. We could not have done it without you. Your contributions enable us to increase our grant and scholarship programs across Cape Cod in 2019!

Live for Lou Newsletter 2018



Our mission: Promote Big Lou’s principles of conviction, compassion and curiosity.
Our vision: A beautiful environment of healthy competition and caring concern, where no friend is left behind.
“Success isn’t just what you accomplish, it’s what you inspire others to do.”
Check out our recent interview on The Lowdown, WOMR – https://womr.org/podcast/live-for-lou-2/

Thank you to our Donors and the Cape Cod Foundation
for helping LFL to award $35,000 to scholars since 2014.

Live for Lou Drug Counseling Scholarship
Purpose: For a student who is pursuing a certificate, license, undergraduate or advanced degree, or other formal education to pursue a career as a substance abuse counselor. The scholarship is open to students from Massachusetts with a preference for students from Cape Cod.
# of Awards:      1
Amount:              $5,000

Live for Lou Swimmers Scholarship
Purpose: For graduating high school seniors from Nauset Regional High School to pursue athletics on a college/university team. Preference for Wellfleet residents.
# of Awards:      2
Amount:              $2,500 each


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The Live for Lou Fund is an advised fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. As a component fund, The Cape Cod Foundation serves as the 501(c)(3) public charity for the Live for Lou Fund. It is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the life of Louie LeBart by grabbing the baton he carried during his brief but exceptional life and inspiring others to continue where he left off.
When Louie died at 25, he left behind an enormous circle of friends, family, acquaintances, co-workers and teammates who were forever affected by his athleticism, compassion, curiosity and beauty.
Live for Lou intends to continue promoting his inspirational qualities and benefiting others through scholarships, community service, compassion and education.
Louie was a deeply intense and multi-faceted individual who had a knack for bringing out the best in people, whether it was through sports, deep conversation, comforting bear hugs or just leading by example. Once you were his friend, he wouldn’t let you down.
Live for Lou intends to extend his legacy in a multi-prong way.
  1. Athleticism
  2. Beauty
  3. Compassion
By all accounts, Louie was a success in life. And through Live for Lou, he will continue to inspire others and to make the world a stronger, more compassionate and beautiful place.
“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American Essayist & Poet
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