As the 2014 high school regular season draws to a close, the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA) is pleased again to offer summer lacrosse camp scholarships in memory of Ron Mallonee. This summer will mark the tenth year we are offering the scholarships in Ron’s memory.A veteran lacrosse official in Georgia, Ron was a charter member of the association who passed away in 2004 after a brief battle with cancer. Those of you who had the opportunity to meet and work with Ron will undoubtedly remember his passion for the game. His presence was welcomed on the field by coaches, officials, and players due to his outgoing nature, his enthusiasm, and his friendly demeanor. The official GLOA coin that is flipped before each game bears his image as a continuing reminder to all of us of his legacy.
In his memory, GLOA established the Ron Mallonee Scholarship Fund which is used annually to assist deserving high school boys who have a passion for the sport of lacrosse and a desire to improve to attend a summer lacrosse camp. Since the Ron Mallonee Fund’s inception in 2005, GLOA has been able to provide scholarships to over 70 deserving players from the state of Georgia. We have been honored and privileged to serve Ron’s memory in this way.
GLOA will offer camp scholarships for the 2014 Georgia Tech Boys Lacrosse Camp. This camp will take place May 29 – JuneE 1. More information about the Georgia Tech camp is available online.
The Ron Mallonee Scholarship recipients will be honored at the 2014 GHSA State Championships. (Game locations and start times TBD). The player and his parents will be guests of GLOA at the game on Saturday, May 17. The awards will be presented at half-time on the championship field.
High School Coaches: send player nominations to GLOA Preseident Landon Hunsucker via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, April 25th.
Please include the following information:
- Player Name and Player Contact Information (Phone and Email)
- Parent Name and Parent Contact Information (Phone and Email)
- Nominating Coach Name and Contact Information (Phone and Email)
- High School or Team
- Lacrosse Position and how long the player has played lacrosse
- 100 words or less on why this player is deserving of the Ron Mallonee Award.
Thank you and best of luck the remainder of this season!