In honor of long-time Kiwanis member and avid sports fan / coach / referee Glen Perry, his golfing buddies made a significant contribution to Anderson Hills Kiwanis. The local club of Kiwanis International used the money to purchase a bench and plaque which was recently installed at the front door of the Anderson Park District RecPlex office on Beechmont Ave.
Mike Leyritz, a good friend of Glen’s, presented the check stating “Glen held a golf outing every year for about 27 years, and last week I continued the tradition. We had about 25 guys and decided it would be appropriate if we made donations to your organization in his honor. Glen had a lot of golf hats, so we auctioned them off.”
Bench and Plaque in honor of Glen Perry
Glen Perry loved basketball and loved kids. He was one of the many residents of Anderson Township who enjoyed playing in the league and whose children also played in the league. Glen played in the league during the late sixties and early seventies. His twin sons played from 2006 through 2011.
When Glen was in high school, he noticed that the referees were not the greatest and he decided to get trained and to become a referee. He continued to referee in high school and Kiwanis games until about a year ago.
Glen became president of the Kiwanis league about the time his sons started their own basketball careers. He had some ideas about improving the league and started making them almost immediately when he became president and continued experimenting with new changes until shortly before he died.
The uniforms worn on the KBA shirts this year each have his initials “GP” to honor him and the ways he improved our league. In his final year he worked hard in setting up the schedule and making sure we got use of the FHSD gyms, the APD registration and Rec Plex gyms. He also worked on the season logistics, tournaments schedules, schedules for practices. gave his communication list and schedules to Dan Flynn while he was living in hospice.
It will probably be a long time before we find another person who will serve as president of the league, serve as the leader of the Senior League and perform so many other duties for the league. Glen passed away on October 30, 2021 and was buried on November 5.