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The Rob Pursley Scholarship Fund

To honor Rob’s memory and competitive spirit, an annual basketball tournament for charity was created. The 2023 tournament took place on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th at the Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242. Games were held between 12 and 4 p.m. on both days.

Proceeds from the tournament benefited the Rob Pursley Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to Sycamore High School graduates who, while not receiving college athletic scholarships, are hopeful to walk-on to their college teams. Recipients demonstrated the love of their sport and played with the passion and dedication demonstrated by Rob.   Scholarships will be awarded February 6, 2024 at 6:30 pm at the Sycamore High School during the varsity basketball game.

                                          (Rob's teammates and father Dan)

Winners of the first Rob Pursley Memorial League were the Old-timers, which was the last team Rob played on with his father Dan.


Tax deductible donations (501-C, Tax ID# 81-4577456) in Rob’s memory are sincerely appreciated. Donations are accepted via:

  • Venmo: @robpursley-foundation

  • Apple Pay: to Dan Pursley at (513) 383-9405.

  • Check: made out to The Rob Pursley Foundation. Please send to Dan Pursley at 1298 Meadow Vista Dr. Maineville, OH 45039.

The tournament has benefited 59 student athletes, the non-profit organization Parents of Murdered Children as well as Crime Stoppers. 

The Pursley family deeply appreciates and thanks everyone for their continued love and support since 2006. Be sure to hug and tell your family how much you love them every day as you never know what tomorrow will bring.  

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