Over the last six years, each child of Judy’s has taken a turn selecting a charity that is important to them to be the annual Judy Maple Foundation beneficiary. This year, we’ve chosen an organization that meant a great deal to our Mom. We are excited to announce that this year’s event will benefit the Athletic Department of Edison High School.
The $15,000 donation will be used to create the Judy Maple Foundation Concession Stand Fund, which will be used to purchase new items and enhance the guest experience at the Edison Unified Sports Complex concession stand. This stand serves football and soccer games in the fall and track meets, baseball games, and softball games in the spring.
If you knew Judy, you know this donation makes perfect sense. Our Mom and Dad spent over 18 years donating their time to the school all of us attended, first known as Jefferson Union High School, then Edison South High School, and finally Edison Local High School. They were particularly involved in concessions during this time.
It was not uncommon for our family car to be packed with candy and snacks to take to the Jefferson State Park baseball fields. Our parents helped ensure coffee was always ready for fans that showed up on chilly evenings to support the teams. In the late 1980s, our Dad even repurposed some old rusted high school lockers in school colors to house the concession stand products at the school during basketball season. Doing all of this, plus spending countless hours working on sports banquets and the Mother’s Club, was our Mom’s passion, and we are proud to choose this as this year’s beneficiary.
A portion of the event’s proceeds will also be used to continue The Judy Maple Memorial Scholarship Fund and our annual Holiday Giving Program. The Judy Maple Memorial Scholarship is presented each year to a deserving Edison High School student. This student most exemplifies the qualities that Judy always felt to be important — being a positive role model by demonstrating sportsmanship and serving the community.
Judy was a strong-willed, community-minded woman who taught us about love, family, friendship, and compassion. We founded the Judy Maple Foundation in 2005 and strive to continue her legacy through service to the community. The foundation is proud to have donated approximately $218,000 to date. What better way to continue to honor that legacy than to gather as friends and family for a day of fun and a common goal of making a difference in the community.
The 19th Annual Judy Maple Golf Classic is scheduled for June 24, 2023. We look forward to celebrating our Mom’s life with all of you. Registration will open soon — be sure to act fast as space fills quickly. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon!