Welcome to the YaBud Club

After the untimely death of our son, David, we formed a charitable organization that supports students interested in careers in vocation and agriculture. These students have an acute desire to build, create and inspire others with their hands and hearts. We offer scholarships to help these young students in pursuing their dreams in those fields~ these are often the students who are forgotten. Our inspiration comes from the spirit of David... a young man who dreamt big, inspired others to reach higher, to try challenging things, and who passionately loved working with his hands. 

David embodied kindness, selflessness and the offering of a helping hand to anyone.  He had the ability to create inspiration, a smile and camaraderie amongst all that knew him.  This is what we refer to as  "Ya Bud". It is this spirit that has been the building blocks of The YaBud Club. Our scholarships are meant to bring this spirit to life, to keep David's spirit alive, and to help inspire young people to reach for their dreams and pay-it-forward as they live.  Please join us on this journey.

 
 
 
 

MORE TO KNOW

David was a 2017 graduate of Tri-Valley High School and played on the 2015 2A championship football team, and was attending Heartland Community College. David worked at his family-owned business, Adrian’s Shoes and Repair/Redwing Shoes Store in Bloomington. He was kind and genuine, had an infectious smile, never knew a stranger and was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. Anyone who ever met him became an instant friend for life. David had the kind of personality that was loved by all and as a result was loved by everyone whose life he touched. When you met him, you were never able to forget him.

David’s pride and joy was his family, friends and his big black truck. He enjoyed loud trucks with big tires and if it rolled coal even better. Some of his happiest and most memorable moments was when he would go boating, snowmobiling, cleaning his truck with his friends, time with his pets and all the family vacations, especially Mexico. David adored his sister Sydney. He lived life to the fullest.

“ROLL COAL ... YA BUD.”

 

YA BUD COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

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YA BUD COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

Sat, June 22, 2019, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Castle Gardens, Lexington, IL

The Ya Bud Music Festival is a benefit with 100% of the proceeds going to the David D Stiles V Scholarship Fund, a non profit 501(c)3 charity.

Gates: 4:00 P.M.

Headliner: Maddie and Tae

Support: Johnny McGuire

Support: The Natu Band

Support: Kenna Elpers

TICKETS

You can purchase tickets, here

VOLUNTEER

If you’re interested in volunteering for the festival, go to the link here


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YA BUD COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018

AUGUST 25, 2018

The Ya Bud Music Festival is a benefit with 100% of the proceeds going to the David D Stiles V Scholarship Fund, a non profit 501(c)3 charity.  It will feature many country artists at the Castle Gardens in Lexington, on Saturday, August 25th. 2018 Lineup: Craig Campbell with Special Guests: The Natu Band, Corey Cox, Ryan Robinette, Nick Alligood, The Hussey Brothers, Pistol Packin Mamas, Kenna Elpers and introducing 55 South. 

 

 
 

APPLICATIONS

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Our mission is to support young people who want to pursue careers in vocational fields.  Applicants are invited to apply if they meet the below criteria:

- Two years experience in high school in vocational programs OR

- Completed a year vocational work in a skilled trade OR

- Completed 50% of a licensed vocation  

WHEN

Applications are due on May 1st, by midnight.  Any applicants that are submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The application process opens April 1st at 8am. Scholarship recipients will be announced no later than June 15th.  

HOW

Please submit, via email, a written statement of no more than one page outlining what you are wanting to study or what you are studying. Include in your statement why this field of study is of interest to you and your plans. Please discuss why you like this type of work and how this work contributes to the YaBud Spirit (read our website for details on this). Also, please submit no more than 5 photos of your work AND three short letters of recommendation that verify your commitment to this vocation and your work ethic. Your whole packet – written statement, photos, and three letters should be made into one pdf and submitted to yabudscholarships@gmail.com . Multiple attached documents WILL NOT be considered. 

Vocational Fields – these are examples and not a complete list - - painters, plumbers, pipefitters, electricians, machinists, mechanics, cosmetology, massage therapists, nursing assistants, masons, sheet metal, HVAC techs, vet techs, medical techs, etc.

 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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The David D Stiles V Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to graduates for their future education

ANDREW WILLIAMS
TRI VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
CLASS OF 2018

Andrew is a graduate of Tri Valley High School's class of 2017. He is the first recipient of the David D Stiles V Scholarship. Andrew's projects will be featured here, with updates on his future endeavors. 

 

EVENTS

Want to be a YaBud volunteer? Click the link and join our crew!   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D48A4A72BA0F58-yabud

Want to be a YaBud volunteer? Click the link and join our crew! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D48A4A72BA0F58-yabud


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YA BUD COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018

AUGUST 25, 2018

The Ya Bud Music Festival is a benefit with 100% of the proceeds going to the David D Stiles V Scholarship Fund, a non profit 501(c)3 charity.  It will feature many country artists at the Castle Gardens in Lexington, on Saturday, August 25th. 2018 Lineup: Craig Campbell with Special Guests: The Natu Band, Corey Cox, Ryan Robinette, Nick Alligood, The Hussey Brothers, Pistol Packin Mamas, Kenna Elpers and introducing 55 South. 

VOLUNTEER

If you're interested in volunteering for the Ya Bud Country Music Festival, please contact us below and we will get you on the list!

 

 

CONTACT

Thank you for visiting our page and taking time to get to know what the YA BUD CLUB is all about! Contact us with any questions you may have and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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