the 30th annual watkins award recognitions
sharon love -ransom
The awardees, like Sharon, are everyday heroes and represent successful programs that improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster increased civic engagement through service and volunteering. When college recruiters would not come to Glenville High School, Ginn decided to take his athletes to the colleges. The Ted Ginn Sr. Foundation Annual Combat Bus Tour took players around the country to combine and showcase events. Coach Ginn has helped more than 100 student-athletes attend college. Among those students, more than 50 gained Division I scholarships, including his son, Ted Ginn Jr., a member of the Watkins Award Class of 2004, starred at Ohio State and has played 13 NFL seasons.
But Ted Ginn Sr says of his program is neither about track nor football. “It’s about saving lives and saving souls,” he says. “Football and track are just the vehicles we use to ride in.” Because of his life’s philosophy and what he has given to his community, we are honored to make Ted Ginn Sr. our Sharon Love-Ransom Community Service.
Award Recipient for 2022
Ted Ginn sr. (left)