MINUTE MAID AND HOUSTON ASTROS AWARD 2nd
GRAND SLAM FOR YOUTH BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIPS

Four (4) $2500 scholarships presented along with eight (8) $500 grants


In 2005, Minute Maid and the Houston Astros announced the Grand Slam for Youth Baseball (GSFYB) Scholarship program to assist Houston-area high school senior boys and girls with college expenses. MMGSFYB presented two (2) $2,500 scholarships that first year from a pool of qualified applicants selected from senior boys and girls participating in Houston’s Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities (RBI) program. This year, the program was expanded within the greater Houston area with four (4) $2500 scholarships and eight (8) $500 grants awarded to seniors selected from more than 60 applications. The winners of the second annual MMGSFYB Scholarships were Bryan Smart ($2500 -Howard University/Booker T. Washington High School); Samantha Martinez ($2500 – Sharpstown High School/University of Houston); Oscar Ayala ($2500 – J. Frank Dobie High School/University of Texas) and James ‘Brett’ Eaves ($2500 – North Shore High School/Sam Houston State University). The eight (8) $500 grants were presented to Remy Midkiff (Clear Lake High School/Washington University); Juan Jose Acevedo (Jersey Village High School/Steven F. Austin University); Kyle Benson (Strake Jesuit College Prep/St. Louis University); Megan Puckett (Langham Creek High School/Texas A&M University); Robert Bember (Klein Forest High School/Texas Christian University); Travis Teinert (Round Top – Carmine High School/University of Texas); Josh Garduno (Sam Houston High School/University of Texas) and Jocelyn Rodriguez (South Houston High School/University of Houston).

Please refer to this Education Page on the MMGSFYB website for further news Regarding the 2007 MMGSFYB Scholarship application information.

On July 25, Ayala, Smart, Martinez and Eaves were treated to an up-close-and-personal visit to the Astros batting practice prior to the game with the Cincinatti Reds before being introduced to the fans during pre-game ceremonies.

Pictured (Left to Right) Gary Poos, VP, Minute Maid; Brett Eaves; Bryan Smart; Phil Garner, Houston Astros Manager; Oscar Ayala and Samantha Rodriguez
Pictured (Left to Right) – Brett Eaves; Chris Burke, Houston Astros; Bryan Smart; Oscar Ayala and Samantha Martinez

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