Smith Family Establishes New Fund with RCCF

A new endowment fund benefiting students of Roscommon Area Public Schools has been established by the Smith family. The Jim “Smitty” Smith Athletic Fund will provide scholarships to 8th-11th grade Roscommon High School students to attend athletic summer camps.

Jim “Smitty” Smith, a 1988 graduate of Roscommon High School and die-hard Lions fan, was very involved in high school sports, playing and helping coach. By establishing a fund with the Community Foundation, his wife, Kris Walker-Smith, says “We want to honor Jim by giving Roscommon students a chance to be involved in sports, and make memories that last a lifetime.” Eligible RAPS students will be able to apply for the Jim “Smitty” Smith Athletic Fund beginning the next scholarship period. Applications will be available in January of 2019.

Inspired? You can support the Jim “Smitty” Smith Athletic Fund by sending your donation to RCCF at P.O. Box 824, Roscommon, MI 48653 or visiting our website at to make a donation online.

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Jim “Smitty” Smith and wife Kris Walker-Smith