MONTGOMERY, Ohio -- Rob Pursley’s father wants to make sure his son is never forgotten.
Rob, a Sycamore High School graduate, was shot and killed outside Mulligan's in Hyde Park more than a decade ago.
But Rob’s legacy -- and love of basketball -- lives on through tournaments played in his honor and scholarships bearing his name. Rob’s father, Dan Pursley, awarded scholarships to four Sycamore High School students Saturday for the eighth straight year.
“We want to give back to the community and create Rob’s legacy,” Dan Pursley said. “I think as parents unfortunately you’re afraid people will forget him.”
The family has been giving scholarships to Sycamore student-athletes for years, especially those who plan to walk-on in their sports, like Rob.
Senior Luke Huffer was one of the recipients of a $1,000 scholarship.
“Luke Huffer has a love for the game,” Dan Pursley said. “He wants to try and play in college. He does anything for the team. That’s the way Rob was. That means a lot when it’s that type of individual.”
The Pursley family has given over $30,000 in scholarships to Sycamore students.