STAR JOURNAL REPORT
When Jessica Shepard was thinking of a way to remember her friend Ryan Stradley, who died in Arizona two years ago this month, she went back to her childhood.
Shepard organized the first annual Ryan Stradley Kickball Tournament Aug. 12, held at Pine Lake Park, where the friends played as kids. The one-day event raised $1,080, which was donated to the Oneida County Humane Society.
Pictured from right presenting the cash to OCHS Director Bria Swarthout (far right) are Kathi Stradley, Don Stradley, Nick Kotalik, Brenice Andre and Jessica Shepard.