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Who is Orville Belding?

June 24, 1952 – August 9, 2006

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Orville Belding Memorial Scholarship

Orville Belding was born in Reno, Nevada in 1952. Orv spent his childhood hunting, fishing, and participating in organized athletics. He attended Wooster High School where he played Varsity baseball and football as well as participated in many other extracurricular activities. He graduated from Wooster in 1970 but still kept ties to his alma mater by marrying high school sweetheart, Faith Fillipone.

Orv and Faith raised three boys in Reno and never missed anything they were involved in. Chad, Clint, and Clay Belding grew up living the lives that every kid dreams of: family vacations, sports, the outdoors, good cooking, and great stories. Orv was one of the best storytellers that ever came out of the Reno area. He could keep the attention of a crowd for long periods of time. He always had a smile on his face and his hand was always open. He loved to give to others and he did so in many different ways. Whether it was Little League, booster clubs, teacher conferences, community organizations, wildlife banquets, or being an auctioneer, Orv would be there with 100% commitment.

Reno lost a great native when Orv passed in 2006. He has been missed by many and that is why his legacy is being carried out with the Orville Belding Memorial Scholarship. The Belding Family and all of their friends are proud to help Northern Nevada Student-Athletes follow their dreams. Orv would be proud to have his name on such a wonderful award and we look forward to carrying on Orv’s tradition of giving for many years to come.