Hometown Hero: Scott Eddy

"The kids know him. The staff knows him, and everybody is excited to see him. He's excited to be here. He said sometimes this is the best therapy for him if he's having a bad day to come see the kids," says McIntyre.

During Scott Eddy's time living in Bowling Green, he has made it his mission to give back to the community.

On cause that Eddy lends his time and effort to is the American Cancer Society, because he himself is a 25 year cancer survivor. He was asked to speak at Relay for Life to share his story, which was an opportunity he jumped at.

Angie Geron, Community Representative for the ACS, says "Of course he did that immediately, he didn't even have to think about it. He always goes the extra mile in whatever is asked of him."

In addition to his work with cancer awareness, Eddy also is a voice for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) and SAM 100.7 and Tony Rose's "Stuff the Bus" campaign each summer.

The organization that is closest to his heart is the Bowling Green Boys and Girls Club. Through his job at Pepsi of Bowling Green, he was able to give the club a "Refresh Grant" to furnish a new computer lab for the kids to use.

Executive Director of the Bowling Green Boys and Girls Club Pam McIntyre says of the lab, "We use it for our programs. It helps tremendously. We wouldn't have been able to do that without the grant."

Additionally, Eddy is a fixture of the club, stopping by nearly every week to visit with the kids and staff.

"The kids know him. The staff knows him, and everybody is excited to see him. He's excited to be here. He said sometimes this is the best therapy for him if he's having a bad day to come see the kids," says McIntyre.

Now, Bowling Green is losing one of its champions, as Eddy is moving from the community for his job. However, he says he will continue his work in his new home, as well as here in Bowling Green, ""The community has certainly touched me and whether its spending a night at Stuff the Bus with Tony Rose, coming back and playing golf with the Boys and Girls Club outing, or being part of a NAMI Christmas dinner, those are things I'll still be a part of."

For his work in the Bowling Green Community, we honor Scott Eddy as this week's Hometown Hero.


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