Written by John Derderian Vice Commander, VFW Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00The recipient of the 2011 Ken Molloy Leadership Award is Donald Scott posthumously. He is the 13th person honored with this award established in 1999 by the Manhasset Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5063.
The award was presented to his son, Donald Scott, Jr., at the Manhasset VFW Memorial Park.
Donald Scott was a longtime respected track coach and teacher at Manhasset High School.
Ken Molloy was an honored life member of the Manhasset VFW Post 5063 and a former New York State Supreme Court judge. He received the Silver Star medal for his conspicuous heroism during World War II while serving as commanding officer of PT Boat 326 in the South Pacific.
The Foundation is dedicated towards continuing the influential and inspiring life’s work of Donald H. Scott. His mission was to support, educate, and coach others in their journey through life. On Nov. 4, 2010 his mission ended as he lost his three-month long battle to colon cancer. In February 2011, his son Donald R. Scott founded the Don Scott Memorial Foundation with the goal of continuing his father’s mission. The initiatives of the foundation are to 1) support the fight against colon cancer through advocating awareness and prevention, providing outreach support, and supporting research initiatives, and 2) support the special needs of Manhasset High School student athletes particularly surrounding the sports of cross-country and track and field, including providing an annual scholarship to a graduating senior.