UPDATED: Ways to Contribute to Research, Send Regards … Scott Davis Passes Away at 67

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 19, 2010   

Send cards (in lieu of flowers) to:

4432 Snowbird Circle
Cerritos, CA  90703

Scott’s family asked that contributions should be sent in Scott’s name, to the Myeloma Institute. Also, donating blood locally is always appreciated.

Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research
9201 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 300
West Hollywood, CA  90069
Phone:  310-623-1210
Fax:  310-623-1120

Anyone who wants to donate in Scott’s honor can either:
1.      Write a check payable to IMBCR and mail it to the address above.  Note that it’s in memory of Scott, or
2.      Use a credit card.  Go to the IMBCR website and click the “Donate” button.  Secure donations can be made by completing the form.  Again, note that it’s in memory of Scott.
3.      Use a credit card.  Call their office at 310-623-1210 and let a staff member know that they want to donate in memory of Scott.

originally posted 8/19/10

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Scott Davis, a longtime announcer and statistician in the world of track & field, passed away Wednesday in his home in Cerritos, Calif. Davis, 67, had a 13-year battle with cancer, but his fight did not prevent him from serving the sport he loved.

On the international level, Davis was the Secretary General of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians (ATFS) since 1994 and was “one of international athletics’ highly respected and popular figures” as eulogized by the IAAF. In 1983, he also co-founded the Federation of American Statisticians of Track (FAST). Davis was also a founding member and longtime awards chairman for the Track & Field Writers of America (TAFWA).

At the collegiate level, Davis was the public address announcer for a number of NCAA Division I Championships, including this year’s indoor and outdoor meets in Fayetteville and Eugene, respectively. In addition, Davis was the meet director of the Mt. SAC Relays for a decade before retiring in 2007. Along with other numerous announcing assignments, including USATF Championships and USA Olympic Trials, Davis also served as home announcer for his alma mater UCLA for 28 years.

Davis also served as chair of The Bowerman women’s watch committee in 2010.

“Even through his long bout, Scott wouldn’t stop his devotion for our sport,” said Sam Seemes, CEO of the USTFCCCA. “He was a tireless researcher who made this sport better for his knowledge of the past and its relevance to the present. He was the leader and founder of several organizations relating to the coverage of track & field and had a well-known presence at collegiate, national and international meets. And, most importantly, he will be deeply missed by those who knew him.”

From the IAAF:

“A cancer survivor for many years, Scott had overcome numerous health setbacks during the last decade, but had been very ill since returning from his final announcing assignment at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada. In and out of hospital for several weeks, he elected to spend his final days at home in the company of his wife, Cheryl, and family.

“One of the announcers at the senior 1999 World Championships in Seville, Scott became the voice of the World Juniors and Youth championships for the IAAF in the last decade. Had illness not led to the cancellation of his trip in the last few days, he would have been in Singapore at this week’s Youth Olympic Games relaying his passion and enthusiasm for our sport to the spectators.”