Ranse loved playing competitive beach volleyball almost more than anything in the world and he was an excellent and fierce competitor.
Sherri now manages a yearly early June volleyball tournament at Captain Bill’s in Wilmington, NC. The tournament benefits a scholarship fund started by one of Ranse’s friends after his death.
This year at the tournament they came within a couple of hundred dollars of their goal and the other day someone made a donation that tipped it over the $25,000 investment trigger for the endowment’s use for volleyball scholarships at UNCW! Yippeeee!!
Another of Ranse’s friends–Ranse had many friends, and many, many best friends–he was that kind of guy. Anyway, one of these friends, since 4th grade, knew about the tournament in Ranse’s honor was undecided about whether he should go.
Live Simple Play Hard–Ranse’s logo.
Seeing this iconic logo was the sign he needed.
When he saw Sherry at the tournament, he told her about the bumper sticker and how it had made up his mind for him.
Guess who’s car that bumper sticker was on!! Yep. C’est moi. 😉