John Sheaffer

John Sheaffer presents VFW Post #6168 Homecoming Game MVPs following a win over West Chester in 2015. Pictured, clockwise from top left, Shippensburg University football coach Mark “Mac” Maciejewski, Sheaffer, former SU quarterback Ryan Zapoticky, and former SU linebacker Cortlin Dell.

Over the past 30 years, John Sheaffer cheered on generations of Shippensburg student-athletes and recognized them for their achievements as the man behind Shippensburg VFW Post #6168's awards program – handing out countless MVP trophies on Senior Nights at Shippensburg Area Senior High School and at SU football’s Homecoming.

Sheaffer passed away Monday, November 18 at the age of 92. He was more than just a fan, he was a Shippensburg mainstay. His love and appreciation of local athletes created a tradition that is unique to Shippensburg, and has made a lasting impact on the community.

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