In 2014, Bridgeville resident Ron Schott died from a heart attack while hunting with his son.
To honor and celebrate his life, Schott’s family and friends established the Ron Schott Memorial Scholarships, which will be awarded to one Chartiers Valley lacrosse player and a one CV swim team member who plan to attend college or trade school.
You can help the cause simply by attending the Ron Schott Memorial Softball Tournament at Chartiers Park on Saturday, Sept. 24. There will be softball games all day long, along with cornhole, bocce, a Chinese auction, a 50/50 drawing, food, drinks, and more.
Net proceeds go to the Schott scholarship fund and toward the purchase of an automatic defibrillator for Chartiers Park.
“[We] wanted to create a way to honor and celebrate someone who made a difference throughout the community,” said event organizer Tim Wesley. “With the softball tournament as the centerpiece, we hope to have an event that will make a difference, too.”
If you can’t attend the tournament in person, you can make a donation at the event’s GoFundMe page.
“Ron was a great guy, and he helped me tremendously when I first started as president of the [Bridgeville Athletic Association],” said borough councilman Joseph Verduci. “He was one of those guys behind the scene who worked his butt off, so I was happy to hear that they wanted to do something like this.”
For more information, contact Tim Wesley at 412-996-8798.