Adam Clair Elliott died on July 30, 2006 following an accident at Letchworth State Park. The son of Dave and Darcy Elliott, Adam was a member of the Class of 2006 of Portville Central School. He was a young man who personified true passion, which was displayed through his determination, dedication and faith in God. Adam possessed an immeasurable dedication to family and country, the town and village of Portville, as well as the people who were so much a part of his life.
A four-sport athlete during his high school career, Adam was captain of the basketball and soccer teams, and was named to the first-ever Big 30 Soccer All-Star Team. He was also a member of the track and football teams. Adam was a proud member of the Portville Baptist Church. He touched so many lives in a positive way and at the same time, inspired us all to be better.
Adam's life continues to be celebrated today in many ways!
On June 16, 2007 after raising $20,000 and with countless hours of volunteer labor, a new basketball court in downtown Portville was opened and named after Adam. The court is used every day by kids and adults alike. The court is regulation size, with two glass baskets, benches, and even has an unlocked bin containing basketballs that players can use if they don't have their own.
Annually, up to two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to Portville High School Seniors in Adam's name. To date, $14,000 has been awarded to PCS graduates over the last ten years.
The Adam Elliott Basketball Tournament is conducted annually in December at Portville Central School. It is a three day, girls and boys varsity basketball tournament with a total of eight games.
We thank you for your support of the Adam Elliott Foundation. This foundation continues to thrive because of it's many generous supporters all over the country. If you would like to become a supporter, please click on "Donate Now" and help continue to celebrate Adam's life through assisting PCS students and the Portville community.