Vauxhall Academy of Baseball announces launch of The Reno Lizzi Scholarship Fund

VAUXHALL, Alberta – The Vauxhall Academy of Baseball is proud to announce The Reno Lizzi Bursary/Scholarship Fund,which was formed to honor Reno’s memory.

Reno was a well respected businessman and devoted baseball fan. Not only did he own and operate his own men’s clothing business, he was instrumental in bringing a Pioneer League Professional Baseball Team to Lethbridge.

Although he was known for his devotion to the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Reno Scholarship Dodgers, he was also an enthusiastic Toronto Blue Jays fan. While his accomplishments in Lethbridge were legendary, for Reno, his family and friends were always a source of much pride and happiness.

Reno was a devoted sports fan and a lifelong Brooklyn-Los Angeles Dodgers supporter. While his accomplishments in Lethbridge are legendary, for Reno, his family was always a source of much pride and happiness.

All monies raised will form Bursaries and Scholarships for elite high school athletes who aspire to combine their academic studies and their passion for baseball at the newly formed Vauxhall Academy of Baseball. This program will officially begin in September 2006. Bursaries will assist student athletes to pursue their scholastic and athletic goals while scholarships will reward those aspirants for their excellence in those disciplines. Scholarship recipients will be also be honored with a Commemorative Ring. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations.

map00002.jpgThe Vauxhall Academy of Baseball would like to invite you attend the press conference/scholarship launch in memory of Reno Lizzi and in support of our aspiring student-athletes.

When: 11:00 a.m. MST, June 23, 2006

Where: Park Place Mall, Lethbridge, Alberta

There will be an announcement of a special scholarship donation at the press conference!

Vauxhall Academy of Baseball coaches, staff, officials, and other special guests will be available for comments and questions at the completion of the press conference.

For more information:

Les McTavish
Head Coach and Manager

(403) 654-2145 – Vauxhall High School
(403) 382-8869 – Coach McTavish