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Apr, 2018

Sean Clegg Memorial Scholarship Winner Announced

On a well-appreciated warm and sunny morning, the TAA Baseball and Softball programs kicked off the start of their 2018 season by hosting the annual Opening Day Celebration at Patty Bowker Fields on Saturday, April 14th. During the morning program, TAA Baseball and Foley Mechanical were honored to award Seneca High School senior Kevin Gsell with this year's Sean Clegg Memorial College Scholarship. Pictured above presenting Kevin with his award, from left, are: TAA Baseball Director Rodney Haines, Gail and Andy Clegg, TAA President and TAA Softball Director Lynne Hedden, and Patrick Foley. 

Supported in part with a contribution from Foley Mechanical, the $1,000 college scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school baseball player who meets all eligibility criteria and best exemplifies and reflects Sean Clegg's legacy of having an indelible human spirit, outstanding moral character, and strong love and commitment for playing baseball. The scholarship committee, comprised of TAA officials and a member of the Clegg family, unanimously selected Kevin as this year's recipient. Kevin participated in the TAA Baseball program for eight years and then returned to TAA to volunteer his time and athletic experience as a youth mentor and coach. Serving as the captain of the Seneca Varsity Baseball team, Kevin's coaches describe him as a quiet leader who gives his all during both practice and games solely for the name "Seneca" on the front of his jersey. 

In August of 2008 at age 14, Sean Clegg was tragically struck and killed by a car while riding his bike. His parents courageously decided to donate Sean’s organs to help others in need. Recently "The Washington Post" featured an inspirational story about the Cleggs and their courageous decision to donate Sean's organs to give so many the gift of life. We encourage you to take a few minutes to read about Sean's legacy and how he lives on in the hearts and spirits of all of those who knew him and continue to bear testament to his goal of helping to create something that lives on forever.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2018/03/30/after-a-teenager-died-his-organs-provided-life-to-others-and-a-bigger-family-to-his-parents/.

TAA would like to congratulate Kevin for winning this year's award and thank Foley Mechanical for its continued support of the scholarship fund. We also greatly appreciate everyone who attended the Opening Day Ceremony and all of our dedicated volunteers who help support TAA and the children of Tabernacle. Have a great season!
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