The Powell family established a golf foundation to honor his son’s legacy

The parents of Jack Snyder, the Olentangy Liberty golfer who passed away in 2021, have created a foundation to help young golfers excel in the sport.  Gathering around Jack's photo are two scholarship recipients, Bella Mitchell (seated, left) and Maddie Diggle (seated, right), 15. The banner is carried (from left) by Ian Beaver, Jack's sister Kirsten Beaver, older brother Chase Snyder, and parents Jackie and Sean Snyder.  Mandatory credit: Doral Chenoweth-The Columbus Dispatch

As the Snyder family grappled with the sudden loss of their youngest son, two themes recurred.

They wanted him back, and they wanted to keep his legacy alive, a legacy that was largely shaped by the last five years of his life.

“We weren’t sure what we were going to do, but I knew right away we had to put something together,” said Jackie Snyder.

My sincere condolences, one of more than the residents of Powell can count, turned the tide as the family contemplated creating a foundation in honor of Jack Elton Snyder, the up-and-coming Olentangy Liberty golfer who died by suicide on March 11, 2021 at the age of 17.

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