The Ryan Mathis Foundation is a scholarship fund established in the name of Ryan Mathis who was in an automobile accident and passed away on December 26, 2016.  Ryan was an avid basketball player and the organization was established to carry on his legacy by supporting youth to participate in the sport he loved.

The specific purpose of The Ryan Mathis Foundation is charitable: Combatting community deterioration and juvenile delinquency, as well as relieving the poor, distressed, and underprivileged by actively supporting youth participation in basketball and other competitive sports.  This includes, but is not limited to: fostering the growth of players’ skills and furnishing opportunities for competitive play; supporting quality coaches that teach proper safe techniques and ethical practices; encouraging effective communication, cooperation, and sportsmanship; developing the value and self-esteem of each individual participant; creating an atmosphere where camaraderie, inclusiveness, accountability, learning and respect are valued; and creating a culture of community engagement so as to promote the common good through inspired philanthropy.