Dearing, Jr., Ashley K. - 1973
Dearing has been a long time booster of local sports and is most noted for his annual award to the most versatile high school athlete, which he has been awarding since 1953. A year later, Dearing also began awarding the Dearing Cup, presented to the Armstrong Atlantic State University basketball player with the best foul shot percentage.
Dearing has served as a member of the Savannah Recreation Commission, the Board of Trustees of the Victor B. Jenkins Boys Club, and the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame Trustees. He has also been on the advisory council of the Chatham County Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He received the Honorary F Award from the University of Florida for interest in athletics and sports programs at the school. Dearing was named “1969 Man of the Year” for service to youth by the Savannah Co-Ed Hi-Y Council by the Savannah YMCA.