Not long before he died of brain cancer in 2020, Ron Livers, a Norristown track and field great who was a three-time NCAA champion, asked his wife Adriane to help him create a scholarship fund that would help kids offset expenses, writes Cheryl Rodgers for The Mercury.
“This was Ronnie’s idea,” she said. “After he got sick, we were talking about what he’ll do after retirement. He asked if I would help him with this scholarship, and I said of course I will. After he passed away, it was impossible for me not to.”
Ronald Wm. Livers Made for Greatness Scholarship Fund is available to students throughout Montgomery County as long as they are county residents, high school seniors, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have been accepted to a post-secondary program.
“Applications are closed for the 2022 year, but it will open again in January 2024,” said Livers.
The program has been growing at an accelerated pace. To offset the financing, the fund has been holding fundraisers. The next event will be held on June 24: A beef and beer at Spring Mill Ballroom in Conshohocken.
Read more about the scholarship program in The Mercury.
See Ron Livers in action.