Jim Botts Memorial
Jim Botts, Elder Class of 1969, was active in athletics at Elder and, when not participating, was an avid fan in the stands who wore the purple proudly both in and away from school. The excellent education he received at Elder prepared him well for attaining his degree at UC and for facing future challenges and experiences beyond high school. He developed strong family, work, social, ethical, and moral values that insured success, not only in business career, but in all aspects of family and daily life. Jim and his wife Peggy had two sons, Brent and Christian, who attended LaSalle, another excellent GCL high school. Jim loved golfing and following the Reds, Bengals, UC, Purdue, and professional golf as a spectator. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for his family and friends. He was the ultimate family man and lived life to the fullest until fighting a valiant battle against leukemia. A friend and colleague created a scholarship in Jim’s memory and family and friends support the fund through a golf outing also set up to honor Jim. As a staunch supporter of Catholic education throughout his life, Jim would be honored to know that, in his memory, deserving young men have been given an opportunity to receive the quality education that Elder High School provides in preparing students for future success in life as a recipient of his scholarship.