Rock Island track athlete Alexandra Axup earned the Donald Wright Memorial Scholarship during the girls track team banquet on Wednesday May 31st, 2017. The scholarship was named and created in honor of Donald Wright, a 1968 Rock Island graduate who served in the Vietnam War before succumbing to cancer from Agent Orange exposure. The $5,000 scholarship is given to a senior track athlete.
Pictured in the front row, from left to right are Andy Axup (father), Alexandra Axup (2017 winner) , Antonetta Axup (sister) and Arlene Axup (mother). Second row are Coach Tammy Vesey, board members Jack Slater, Lawrence Davis, Jeff Edwards and Kent Thomas
The Don Wright Memorial Scholarship, celebrating the life of the late Donald R. Wright, a native of Rock Island and a 1968 graduate of Rock Island Senior High School, is presented yearly to a qualifying track & field athlete who is graduating from Rock Island Senior High School.
Please join us at 1 P.M. on July 23, 2017, for the 2nd Annual Don Wright Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing at beautiful Highland Springs Golf Course in Rock Island, IL.
Your 4-some entry of $260 will include the following: 2 flight, 4-person scramble to include carts, range balls, contests (long drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin) and catered dinner with beverages at Awards Reception following the golf. You can also purchase “mulligans”, a forward tee “pink ball”, tickets for 2 raffles, as well as enter the “ball in the circle” on a selected par 3 hole.
In addition: Included with your online registration is a 1-year subscription to Golf Digest (a $10 value)
Register now at the link to the upper right and remember to invite your friends to play. Just click on “Tell a Friend” and you can send them a link to this site automatically.
Thank you for your support of the Don Wright Memorial Scholarship Corp..
The Board of The Donald Wright Memorial Scholarship, would like to thank everyone who contributed and participated in our 1st Annual Don Wright Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing on July 17th, 2016!
The outing was an overwhelming success for the 1st year in raising nearly $3,700 towards the annual scholarship award amount of $5,000. We are grateful to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and players, especially knowing that there are so many charitable organizations asking for help these days.
Our Corporate Sponsors, Hole Sponsors and Donors are:
Waddell & Reed; U.S. Golf; Kohl’s; Adolph’s East Moline; Adolph’s Moline; Youth Service Bureau Rock Island; Bridges Catering; Wheelan Pressly Funeral Home; Valley Construction; Triumph Community Bank; Gunchies; Roosters; Lavish Salon & Spa; Mark Schweibert Law Office; Myers Accounting; Midwest Complete Construction; Sanitary Cleaners; Pizza & Subs; Mr. Ed’s; Chris Elsburg – State Farm; Mediacom; Highland Springs Golf Course; QC Sport Performance; Isle of Capri; Planet Fitness Moline; Family Video Moline; Georges Cleaners; Sports Depot; QC River Bandits; Whitey’s; RIHS Boosters; AD Huesings; Living Lands & Waters; Jake-O’s; Fandango; Cinemark; Bowls; eZ Promotions / iPROMOTEu.
The 2nd Annual Don Wright Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing will be on July 16th, 2017. Mark your calendars and save the date!
Argus/Dispatch and QCOnline.com – Results from the Senior Awards Night program and also from the Rocky Girls Track Team banquet.
Rock Island track athlete Mariah Hoover earned the Don Wright Memorial Scholarship during the girls track team banquet on Thursday June 2nd. The scholarship was named and created in honor of Don Wright, a 1968 Rock Island graduate who served in the Vietnam War before succumbing to cancer from Agent Orange exposure. The $5,000 scholarship is given to a senior track athlete.
Pictured in front row, from left to right are board member Kent Thomas, girls track coach Tammy Vesey, award winner Mariah Hoover, parents Ericka and Thad Hoover, and board member Lawrence Davis. Second row are board members Jack Slater, Zach Edwards and Robert Hotle.
Amazon is one of the most widely used websites in the world. We were pleased to hear that customers can elect to have 0.5% of any normal purchase purchase price diverted to the charity of their choice by shopping at smile.amazon.com!
1. Visit Amazon Smile
(be sure to change your regular Amazon Bookmark!).
2. Sign in to Amazon Smile
and enter Don Wright Memorial Scholarship in charity search.
3. Select “Don Wright Memorial Scholarship”. Once selected, you will receive an email confirmation and you can begin shopping.
4. Once you’ve selected your charity everything else functions the same. Shop for your favorite products or the perfect gift. Most products are eligible on Amazon Smile–if not, you’ll be notified. You can checkout normally as well. No extra cost is passed onto you–Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to World of Children Award!
5. Share with your friends
Argus/Dispatch and QCOnline.com.
Rock Island track athlete Logan Enstrom earned the Don Wright Memorial Scholarship during the boys track team banquet on Wednesday. The scholarship was named and created in honor of Don Wright, a 1968 Rock Island graduate who served in the Vietnam War before succumbing to cancer from Agent Orange exposure. The $5,000 scholarship is given to a senior track athlete.
Pictured from left to right are scholarship winner Logan Enstrom, board members Zach Edwards and Jack Slater, Rocky head track coach Ed Lillis, and board member Jeff Edwards.
Our annual mailing to friends, classmates, donors and associated organizations.