For the past 15 years the Nashville’s Old Timers Baseball Association has presented over $250,000 in scholarships to worthy high school senior baseball players from the Nashville area. Scholarships are awarded based on grades, need, community involvement and baseball participation and are a way for the organization to help defray some of the education costs for a special group of young men.
Funds are raised at the annual Old Timers scramble golf tournament held each September, and scholarships are awarded at the annual banquet. Scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Millennium Maxwell House near downtown, the banquet is expected to draw 600 attendees. It will be the 76th annual Old Timers banquet.
Former New York Yankees second baseman and 1960 World Series Most Valuable Player Bobby Richardson will be the speaker.
A scholarship application is available for download at http://www.otbaseball.com. If you are a coach or guidance counselor at a high school in the Nashville area, would you discuss this with your senior ball players, be sure that each one receives a copy, and encourage them to apply? If you are a parent or family friend, your encouragement would be appreciated, too.
The application deadline is December 15, 2013.
There is nothing more exciting than to give funds to those who are qualified to receive scholarships, and the Old Timers group will soon be going through the applications to determine those who are best served!