Ricky Scott

High Hopes Development Center honored long-time advisory board member Ricky Scott with the prestigious Heart of High Hopes award during their annual High Hopes & Hops event Sept. 23. The event, created by Ricky and his wife, Lori, raised over $70,000 for educational and clinical programming and professional development for High Hopes staff.

The Heart of High Hopes award is an honor given to an individual who has made a significant impact to further the High Hopes mission. During the event, High Hopes Executive Director Gail Powell presented Scott with the award.

“We continue to be amazed by how generous Ricky and Lori are with their time and their friendships to support our mission,” said Powell. “Lori is a therapist at High Hopes, and Ricky serves on the High Hopes Advisory Board. His heart for High Hopes is deeply rooted and his efforts follow suit.”

Scott is a member of the High Hopes Advisory Board and has served as chairman for several years. He has spearheaded events including High Hopes & Hops and the Giving on the Green golf tournament, held annually each May. He also served on the Building Committee during their recent expansion.

“We are extremely grateful for Ricky and Lori, whose love of High Hopes and continued support – not only through this event, but also the Giving on the Green golf tournament – mean to our team, the staff and all of the children and families we serve,” said Brandy Blanton, High Hopes Director of Development.

For information on High Hopes events and volunteer opportunities, visit www.highhopesforkids.org.

About High Hopes Development Center | High Hopes Development Center is a 35-year-old non-profit organization that loves, nurtures, and educates children with two integrated programs helping each child reach their maximum potential. Children ages six weeks to kindergarten, with and without special needs, are educated together in inclusive preschool classrooms by a team of experienced teachers supporting the individual needs of each child. High Hopes also offers an on-site pediatric therapy clinic, allowing children to receive therapy services during their preschool day. The outpatient pediatric therapy clinic provides occupational, speech, physical, and feeding therapies to children from birth to 21 years. High Hopes gives children of all intellectual, physical, and mental abilities the opportunity to learn and grow together in an environment that provides a strong foundation for future academic and social success.

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