Brian Heil - Fierce for Shannon Foundation


Shannon Heil lived life to the fullest, and her example inspired others to do the same.She was determined to do more – to make her mark on this world. She picked up the moniker “Fierce” on the cheer mat because of her bright red hair, her precise, athletic and graceful movements and because she was tall and powerful. From a distance, Shannon Heil was a commanding presence. In conversation, even more so. On July 11, 2013 Shannon was taken from this world in a horrific automobile crash on a dangerous stretch of road in Burrillville, RI. She was 18 years old.Convinced Shannon’s impact needed to continue on, her friends and family created the “Fierce For Shannon Foundation" to invest in young people who embody the same attributes that Shannon had. The Foundation will award scholarships and grants to individuals and groups whose work ethic, drive and determination align with the way Shannon lived her life.The Fierce For Shannon Foundation is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit charity.