MINUTE MAID AND HOUSTON ASTROS AWARD 1st
GRAND SLAM FOR YOUTH BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIPS Recipients of the $2,500 College Scholarships Both Members of
Houstons Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities (RBI) Program
The makers of Minute Maid and the Houston Astros recently announced the Grand Slam for Youth Baseball (GSFYB) Scholarship program to assist Houston-area high school senior boys and girls with college expenses. The two organizations will fund and support up to two $2,500 scholarships per year. In the inaugural year of the MMGSFYB Scholarship program, qualified applicants were selected from senior boys and/or girls participating in Houstons Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities (RBI) program.
Please refer to this Education Page on the MMGSFYB website for further news Regarding the 2006 MMGSFYB Scholarship application information.
The winners of the first MMGSFYB Scholarships were Jameson Lewis (Texas Southern University/Galveston Ball High School) and Roxanne Barron (Grambling University/Barbara Jordan High School), each receiving a cash grant of $2,500 to defer first-year college expenses. On August 19, Lewis and Barron were treated to an up-close-and-personal visit to the Astros batting practice prior to the Astros game with the Milwaukee Brewers before being introduced to the fans during
GSFYB Scholarship Recipients Jameson Lewis and Roxanne Barron are flanked on the left by Marian Harper, Houston Astros VP Community Development and Mike Saint John, Sr. VP Coca-Cola North America/General Mgr. Minute Maid; and on the right by Houston Astro pitcher Brandon Backe, official spokesman of Grand Slam For Youth Baseball.
GSFYB Scholarship Recipient Roxanne Barron enjoys talking baseball with Houston Astros Manager Phil Garner while Jameson Lewis contemplates when he will step into the batting cage at a major league ball park.