Thanks to the determination and work of Lt. Kevin Robinson and his family, the Coach Ron Kirk Memorial Scholarship is a reality! It will be awarded for the first time in Spring 2017 and will be a perpetual award remembering Ron forever.
Kevin Robinson wrestled for Coach Kirk and wanted to start something that would remember Ron and celebrate the life of a wonderful coach and mentor. Ron Kirk had an extremely impressive record as North Davie Middle School Wrestling Coach. He coached young men for thirty-one years with 15 perfect seasons and 16 unbeaten seasons. You might say he was one of the best!
According to Kevin, “I remembered how much Coach Kirk had done for me as a student at North Davie Middle School and I wanted to find a way to ensure that his devotion to the development of young people in our community would be remembered. I discussed it with a couple of my classmates and we decided a great way to memorialize Coach Kirk would be to establish a scholarship fund which would perpetually provide a gift back to the community he loved so much.”
“He helped many young people grapple (pun intended) with the challenges of being 13, and trying to find their way in this world. Coach Kirk helped children begin the journey to adulthood. He focused on respect, sportsmanship and giving it your all. ‘Don’t quit on yourself.’ ”
Now Ron’s dedication to the Davie Community will be remembered forever as his scholarship recognizes a Davie High School Football Player or Wrestler who exhibits the qualities that Coach Kirk sought to instill in young people; dedication, perseverance and teamwork.
Click here to add to the Coach Ron Kirk Memorial Scholarship.