No new pictures have been added since this past basketball season, but some plans are being made for the Larry Shriver Memorial.
Ed and I met with Larry’s best friend, Chuck Scott, during his visit to Rock Island this summer. We made contact with Larry’s sister, Letty, and she kindly put me in touch with Chuck. We toured the foyer and discussed the possibility of updating/relocating the current display. As far as we can tell, nothing has been done since 1976 so far as additions. We are searching for the original criteria and hope to find a way to restore Larry’s memorial with a fitting recognition. Upon receiving the background and criteria for the Larry Shriver Memorial, I plan on posting it online in an appropriate location.
One possibility for updating the Larry Shriver Memorial is its possible use to highlight past Rocky athletes who have achieved athletic prowess in post high school activities. Rocky has a rich athletic history and this could be an opportunity to highlight such, however this expansion is only in the discussion/planning stage. Nothing will be done without the consent of the family and Larry’s contemporaries.
This newest endeavor and the updating of the All State Board are the next phases of the process. We are currently gathering pictures of recent athletes who have met the qualifications and plan to organize/post new pictures.
Donations to support the updating of the Athletic Hall of Fame may be sent to the RI/Milan Booster Club in care of Rock Island High School. Please indicate “HoF” on your contribution.
Rick Miers and Ed Lillis