THE TY FOUNDATION
The family of the late Ty Drinkard established this Scholarship and Foundation to honor his memory and establish a legacy to assist students in need of financial support.
"The mission of the Ty Foundation is to keep Ty's spirit of empowering people, enhancing education and giving back to the community.
A LITTLE ABOUT TY
Ty Drinkard was born on August 31, 2004 and left his Earthly home on June 21, 2020. Family and friends were blessed to have loved, shared, and cherished Ty for his 15 years on this Earth. Ty was welcomed into Heaven with open arms by his Heavenly Father and a few of his dearest childhood friends. Ty, was a longtime resident of Perdido, Alabama.
Ty was the pride and joy of his parents Daphne Stamps (Marlin) and Tyler Drinkard. Their baby boy entered this world shining his light and always enjoyed sharing joy with others. Since Ty was a baby, he has melted our hearts and warmed our souls with his wide smile, dimples, and crazy shenanigans. Ty was an old soul and understood the importance of being authentic. Ty loved his family, he loved his community, and he loved his friends. Truth be known, Ty loved life and he made the most of days by living every fleeting second-BIG. Ty was infectious and anyone that met him could not help but feel the love he radiated.
From the time Ty could walk he could be found in a handful of places- knee deep in red dirt on a baseball field, in the woods hunting, on the water fishing, or being his Uncle Patrick’s sidekick. Ty proudly played for the Baldwin County High School Baseball Team since 2018. Ty worked hard to mentor young players. He was the first to share his hat, glove, or tidbit if it meant he could encourage others by spreading his love and passion for the game. Ty’s hard work on and off the field paid off. Ty was named Perdido’s Athlete of the Year and he was invited to play travel ball. Ty’s travel ball team, Blaze, was coached by one of his beloved mentors, Jamie Jaye. Anyone who had the privilege to watch Ty in action knew he was destined for greatness. Family, friends, and coaches knew we would see Ty playing on the big screen one day.
When Ty was not playing baseball, you could find him hunting, trapping, or fishing with his beloved Uncle Patrick. Hog hunting was his favorite, but our boy loved all of God’s bounties.
One can only assume that Ty’s Earthly light shined so bright, because he was destined to be a star. Our hearts are forever broken yet they are full-full of memories and everlasting love. We find peace knowing our baby boy is now a star in the biggest game of life Ty is a star in God’s kingdom.