We are collecting donations which will be used for an annual award called the "Doc Rodgers Ground Ball" award. As an assistant coach of the Cathedral Lacrosse Team, Doc Rodgers was known for his speeches about the Irish winning "Ground Balls" throughout the game. If the Irish didn't win the ground ball battle, the Irish didn't win the game.
We wish to honor Dr. Rodgers name and legacy through this prestigious award. This award will be earned and given out annually to a team player, someone who always gave the most of himself and put others before themselves.
Additionally, donations will be for a large plaque displayed in the Welch Activity Center (WAC) of the Cathedral High School gym. Each players name will be added to the plaque on an annual basis. Any donations would be very much appreciated, and any leftover funds will be donated to the Cathedral Lacrosse Program and Cathedral Athletics.
The following is a release from Cathedral High School which demonstrates the amazing life Dr. Rodgers carried:
It is with great sadness that we must share some tragic news regarding a member of our family. Dr. Kevin Rodgers, father of Pat ’06, Sean ’08, Ryan ’13, and Danny ‘18 Rodgers, and an assistant lacrosse coach, lost his life this morning when he interrupted an intruder in the home. Counselors have been reaching out to our students and staff all afternoon and will also be on hand tomorrow. We ask that everyone keep the Rodgers family in their prayers during this incredibly tragic time. Dr. Rodgers, who has been at IU since 1998, served as the president of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, where he received both the AAEM Program Director of the Year Award and the Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award