The RICKY WOODRING “RESOURCE” SCHOLARSHIP
The RICKY WOODRING MEMORIAL “MUSIC” SCHOLARSHIP
The RICKY WOODRING “HEART OF GOLD “ BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP
Ricky Woodring was 17 years old and a senior at Galena High School while on his way home from off campus baseball practice. Unfortunately, a driver failed to yield, and Ricky lost his life in the automobile accident. Ricky was a talented baseball pitcher and a gifted guitar and piano player. Ricky achieved academic success after receiving help for his ADD and said he would like to help people like himself one day.
Scholarships in Ricky’s name benefit baseball, music and special education. Additionally, the annual Ricky Woodring Memorial/Galena High School Golf Tournament has supported all Galena High athletic programs. It currently supports plans for an event plaza and also provides funds to the Babe Ruth organization for families in need.
Financial scholarships help pay for season fees, cleats and gloves for young menwhose families are in need.
This includes the Ricky Woodring “Heart of Gold” Baseball Scholarship awarded for work ethics and sportsmanship, the Ricky Woodring Memorial MusicScholarship & the Ricky Woodring Resource Scholarship which is awarded to a student with well-rounded achievements including academic, in spite of a health impairment or a learning disability.
This includes help with uniforms, games and tournament costs for all athletic programs.
Ricky was planning a fundraising program for the baseball program at the time of his accident. He was committed to helping the program.
The next phase will be excavation and building the structure which will house the ticket booths, restrooms, food and concession stands along with storage.
Listen to some of Ricky's recordings