Welcome to the
Derek Cline Foundation

Join us in our mission to continue Derek’s inspiring journey – making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Together, we can transform hope into action.

Remembering Derek Cline

The Cline family has been involved with youth sports, especially hockey, in Western NY for decades. They lost a son, brother, and husband in January 2021. We lost a best friend. We all want to keep Derek’s name, his love and his memories going strong forever.

The family has set up the Derek Cline Memorial Foundation to help future ice hockey officials and baseball umpires by sponsoring them when they are starting out. They also would like to give out scholarships to high school seniors that embody what Derek was all about – love, laughter & dedication.




Donations can be made through Venmo.
Please see the link below.