Peter Rickard was a loving and cherished husband, father, brother, friend, coach, and mentor. He was passionate about helping others, especially kids, whether it was out in the community or on the basketball court. Basketball was an important part of his life, but the love and passion he coached with was about much more than wins and losses. Most importantly, he wanted to show his players what it meant to be hardworking, loyal, caring, supportive, and to be a person of character.
The Coach Peter Rickard Scholarship Fund was established to celebrate and honor Peter’s giving spirit with the goal of further helping a student athlete in their pursuit towards a college degree. It will be awarded annually to a Chester Academy High School Varsity Girls basketball player who plans to attend college and who possesses the above traits that Peter exemplified and instilled in his players. Peter’s family is incredibly proud of what he accomplished and the impact he had on those around him and are honored to continue his legacy through this scholarship.