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

mfields@herald-leader.comAugust 14, 2014 


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


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.

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