Dan Finley Memorial

Dan Finley, Elder Class of 1953, was a multi-sport star at Elder.  However during his sophomore year and after making varsity football, he contracted polio.  He spent a year in the hospital and the following years in and out of therapy and rehab to learn to walk again.  Dan had a successful business career and retired at Sherwood Medical in 1991.  Though he passed away in 2008, the people he touched are still talking about Dan Finley and his compassion, inspiration and motivation.  He will be remembered for his smile and his uncanny ability to remember everyone he ever met.  He was a motivator and an inspiration to many and was the subject of a true story in “Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Workplace.”  In 2009, he was inducted posthumously into the Price Hill Baseball Old Timers Hall of Fame.  His wife Dorothy and children Terry ’76, Kathy ’77 (Seton), Mike ’79 and Danny ’86 (DeLand High School in FL) have raised funds to honor Dan through the Daniel J. Finley “It’s Gotta Be Done” Memorial Fund and created this scholarship in 2013.