On September 3, 2003, the Wood County Recreation Commission suffered a devastating loss in the passing of long time Board member Bennett "Benny" Stump. Among his innumerable activities, Benny was a proponent of youth sports and recreation his entire life and was a key member of the Wood County Recreation Commission Board of Members for many years.

According to his wishes, his family requested that in his memory, contributions be made to the Recreation Commission. In honor of Benny, the Wood County Recreation Commission created the Bennett "Benny" Stump Memorial - Wood County Recreation Fund that will insure the continuation of the organization, and children's sports and recreation programming for generations to come.

Benny Stump was an icon in the community and a fine example of selfless volunteerism. He is sadly missed by the staff and members of the Wood County Recreation Commission.