The 11th Annual Awards/Scholarship Fundraising Banquet was once again a tremendous success. Keith Miller led the evening again as our MC. Former Blue Jay and Yankee as well as MLB HR Champ Jesse Barfield talked to the crowd about his childhood and the daily adventures of being a Major League baseball player. He spoke to the players and coaches about being a good teammates, hitting philosophies and the game within the game (pitcher vs hitter). Several Awards and Scholarships were handed out highlighted by the Reno Lizzi Scholarships. Barbara & Yukio Kitagawa continued to inspire the entire Jets organization as they matched all donations to Pennies for K’s to $20,000.00.
2017 marked the 2nd Annual induction into the “Wall of Excellence.” Peter & Connie Van Uden of Haven Agencies were inducted into the Wall of Excellence.
The Award winners are listed below:
- Reno Lizzi Scholarship – Garrett Nicholson
- Reno Lizzi Underclassman – Damiano Palmegiani & Cooper Jones
- Coaches Award (newly named Blaine Burbank Coaches Award) – Victor Cerny
- Sports Connection Scholarships – Conner Green & Ben Erwin
- MacLeod Family Scholarship (trip to Japan) – Liam Vulcano & Dayton Peters
Thank you to everyone who attended, donated and sponsored the Banquet. All donations go along way in assisting our student-athletes in Live Their Dreams. Once a Jet….Always a Jet!
The Jets are also excited about taking our Celebration in Achievement Dinner in June to the next level with several awards and scholarships presented at the event. Date will be announced soon.