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Congratulations to Nick Pothast and Ryne Downing, our 2022 Scott Wade Memorial Scholarship recipients

By Jess Lewis, Marketing Director / Parenting Volunteer , 06/15/22, 12:45PM CDT


Congratulations to our 2022 Scott Wade Memorial Scholarship recipients, Nick Pothast and Ryne Downing!

The PRSC Board received an exceptional pool of candidates this year, making our selection very difficult. “We are proud of each of the applicants who demonstrated leadership as players, referees, in the classroom as well as in the community,” said President Glen Capek. 

Park Ridge Soccer Club is proud to celebrate the memory of Scott Wade with our annual Scott Wade Memorial Scholarships -- recognizing accomplished seniors with impressive involvement in soccer as referees and players.


About Scott Wade:

Scott was a graduate of Maine South High School and was involved in soccer on many levels. He participated in youth soccer, varsity soccer at Maine South, and college soccer at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He also officiated many youth soccer games for PRSC. While officiating a youth soccer game on June 17, 1996, he was tragically struck by lightning and killed. That tragedy led PRSC and other Park Ridge Park District affiliates to contribute to the purchase and installation of our Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System.

To learn more about the Scott Wade Memorial Scholarship, go to the following link: