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June 8, 2013 Dru Gimlin 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
In 2003, tragedy struck our small quiet community when local athlete Dru Gimlin was killed in a car accident. A true athlete and lover of all sports, Dru had always wondered why all kids couldn’t participate. He was told that not all kids had the opportunities that were available to him and that many families struggle to make ends meet and so extra-curricular activities are often limited for them. So as tragic and unexpected as his death was; something good has arisen out of sorrow.
April of that year, Jerry Morris and Kelly Range, two close friends of Dru’s organized a golf tournament to raise money to start a foundation in memory of Dru. They wanted the money to go to sports programs for kids and to help those athletes who struggle financially to play sports so they wouldn’t have the worries about the cost of equipment or the fees involved in playing. So thus, the Dru Gimlin Foundation was formed. In the spring of 2004, classmates Drew Ferguson, Joel Omlin and Kim Schorno carried on the funding of the foundation by organizing the first 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the streets of
The foundation has funded over 165 individual high school athletes for such things as: ASB cards, shoes, uniforms, gloves, tennis racquets, etc.) The foundation has also worked to maximize it’s donations by partnering with the Haas Foundation where each dollar from the DGF is matched to utilize the money more efficiently.
The DGF also gives out yearly scholarships to both a male and female athlete in the value of $1,000.
The DGF has given to Grid Kid Football, Quincy Youth Soccer, Jack Rabbit Basketball Camp (450 kids over 4 years), and has helped with funding many other sports organizations.
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