Scott County's Hicks launches scholarship in memory of his son

mfields@herald-leader.comAugust 14, 2014 

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Scott County head coach Billy Hicks cheers his team on in the second half. Trinity hosted Scott County in a semi-final game of the 2014 KHSAA Boys' Basketball Tournament, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer

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Scott County boys' basketball coach Billy Hicks will honor the memory of his son Tyler by establishing a scholarship in his name.

Tyler was all-state player at Scott County and led the Cardinals to the Sweet Sixteen in 2004. He was killed in a car accident in October, 2012.

"I had to do something, and this is doing something good to remember him," Billy Hicks said.

Scott County is hosting a dinner/fundraiser for the scholarship fund Saturday at 6 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Whitaker Bank locations and Kroger's in Georgetown.

Billy Hicks plans to award a scholarship to a Scott County senior athlete or athletic support staff member. The scholarship would be for $5,000 per year for four years.

Hicks will use money generated by his summer camps to help fund the scholarships.

Tax-deductible donations can be made to The Cardinal Sports Club Inc., c/o Tyler Hicks Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 68, Georgetown, KY, 40324.

"I'm going to make this thing go. I have to, for Tyler," he said.

Mike Fields: (859) 231-3337. Twitter: @MikeFieldsNotes. Blog: fieldsnotes.bloginky.com.

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