In a special ceremony on Saturday, October 6, members of the
community dedicated and renamed the Cohocton Sports Complex, the Ellsworth
“Ozzie” Tripp Sports Complex. This honor was bestowed on Coach Tripp and his
family to pay respect to the countless hours of commitment in providing a safe
environment for children to thrive and prosper in a healthy environment. In his
usual humble manner, he generously shared the recognition with his wife, two
sons and countless friends and co-volunteers who have made the facility a
possibility, a reality and a shining example of what the small-town spirit can
accomplishment. The Saturday-night ceremony appropriately happened on the soccer
fields with Mother Nature holding off her nasty weather until the celebrations
were complete. Home and visitor teams alike were joined by friends and family,
the community, former athletes and the numerous other individuals that have
known the generosity of Coach Tripp. Thank you Coach Tripp for serving as a role
model to our youth and community. May we all live up to your shining example.
The sign was created by Bruce Brown.