The evening this check was presented was a very special one as it went to Jonathan “Rips” Ripley, a long time Dawg with a heart of gold. A huge contingent of friends and teammates were on hand showing Rips exactly what he means to them. The presentation was done in the Heart of Dawg Nation and only an arms length from Jack Kelly’s #21 hanging on the wall.
Tears welled up in Rips’ eyes as took in the sea of faces, all chipping in to do what they could to take the sting off a couple rough weeks for the Ripley family. A huge thanks to all that made tonight so special, here’s to you Rips!