Wednesday, April 04, 2007

"Diamonds in the Rough" contest

How does winning $5,000-10,000 towards upgrading a ballfield or purchasing bats, balls, mitts and uniforms sound?

The 2007 Diamonds in the Rough: Recognizing The Power Within contest encourages youth baseball and softball players to write a short essay recognizing an adult mentor or unsung hero who has helped him or her to achieve a goal or overcome an obstacle on or off the baseball field.

Twelve winning youth / mentor pairs will be named. Each winning pair will be awarded $5,000, and lawn equipment for the upkeep of their local field among other fun baseball prizes. One of the winning regional pairs will be chosen as the grand prize winner to receive $10,000 and equipment for the upkeep of their field, and a clinic hosted by former New York Yankee Tino Martinez.

This is a great opportunity for baseball-and-softball-playing kids to thank that one special person who makes a difference, and to give back to their community by refurbishing their local baseball field.

More about the essay and other contest rules can be found at the link above. Good luck and thanks to Briggs & Stratton for the opporunity to thank a mentor and help ballplayers at the same time!


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