JULY 12, 2021
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and family of Matiss Kivlenieks released the following information today regarding a memorial service and fund to honor the memory of the club’s goaltender, who passed away on July 4 at the age of 24:
A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Matiss Kivlenieks on Thursday, July 15 at 10 a.m. ET at Schoedinger Funeral Home, located at 1740 Zollinger Road in Upper Arlington, Ohio. The service will be private and limited to family, friends and invited guests. For those who cannot attend, the service will be streamed live via BlueJackets.com.
Matiss Kivlenieks Memorial Fund
The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation has established the Matiss Kivlenieks Memorial Fund to support youth hockey initiatives in Columbus and his native Latvia. In tribute to the Blue Jackets’ No. 80, the organization and McConnell family have pledged $80,000 to match every donation made to the fund in Matiss’ memory. All contributions that have already been made to the Foundation in his name will be directed to this fund.
For more information or to make a contribution to the fund, individuals may visit www.BlueJackets.com/Kivi.
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