My wife and I have had the thrill for the past twelve years of presenting five youngsters from the Sarasota Boys and Girls Club with a $1,000 scholarship towards their college education. The $60,000 we have awarded over the past 12 years through the Dick Vitale Family Scholarship Fund is something we are extremely proud to be a part of.
The five youngsters are selected by Mack Reid, Director of the Sarasota Clubs. This is such a special day for my family and we truly feel blessed that we can help out in some small way towards these youngsters future education
This year the recipients were from left to right:
Kristopher Powell – has been attending the Lee Wetherington Club for the past 11 years as a member. He will be attending New World School of the Arts in Miami majoring in Dance.
Shane Sethi – has been a member of the Robert and Joan Lee Club in Venice since the Club opened in October 2007. Shane will be attending Florida Southern College in Lakeland where he will be studying to become an anesthesiologist.
Brittney Cannon – has been a member of the Lee Wetherington Club for the past 8 years. Brittney will be attending Valenica Community College where she will be majoring in Elementary Education.
Sharod Campbell – has been a member of several Boys & Girls Clubs including Bradenton and the Roy McBean Club in Newtown since he was 5 years old. Sharod will be attending Alabama State University where he will be majoring in physical education.
Markus Black – has been a member of the Lee Wetherington Club the past 12 years. Markus will be attending Florida A&M in Tallahassee. Markus will be majoring in graphic design.