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RTH Foundation

Community. Faith. Vision.

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The RTH Foundation aims to empower the next generation of high school student athletes in Chautauqua County who strive to pursue STEM-related studies in college as well as entering into partnerships with like minded organizations.

2023 Winners

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This past summer I had the incredible opportunity to give two scholarship awards to student athletes in my home area from the money we raised when we ran around my home lake.

The two winners are Matt Pannes and Madeleine Wadsworth. Both of these students were incredible athletes and also great students as well. They will both be pursuing STEM degrees and I can’t wait to see what they achieve in their career.

There is no better feeling for me than giving back to my home community and giving back to the people that put so much into me.

I am very glad that we had the opportunity to help them in their transition to college. Wishing these two nothing but the best of luck!

2022 Winners

In 2022, we awarded two outstanding high school student athletes who are pursuing STEM Degrees at some of the best universities in the world. The two scholarship winners were Dontae Hoose (Southwestern '22 and Lehigh '26) and Sam Eimiller (Maple Grove '22 and University of Chicago '26).


Dontae Hoose

Dontae Hoose is a Southwestern High School graduate and will be pursuing an engineering degree from Lehigh. He also was an incredible athlete. He took 3rd at the New York State Wrestling Championships and 8th in the shot-put event at the New York State Track and Field Championships. He is now an athlete on the Lehigh Wrestling team.

Sam Eimiller

Sam Eimiller is a Maple Grove High School graduate and will be pursuing a computer science degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sam was an incredible athlete as well. He now holds the Maple Grove School record in the 110-meter hurdles and was a key player in Maple Grove’s soccer state tournament run. Not many graduates from Chautauqua County major in computer science coming out of high school and this shows his willingness to better himself outside the classroom.

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