The Vauxhall Academy of Baseball is proud to have in place, 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 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.
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 Vauxhall Academy of Baseball. This program 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. The Reno Lizzi scholarship winner will be announced at the annual VAB banquet in March of each year.
Please contact the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball if you are interested in contributing to the Reno Fund. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations.
Past academy winners have been:
- 2007 – Zane Anderson
- 2008 – Dustin Thompson
- 2009 – Austin Cooper
- 2010 – Shane Zimmer
- 2011 – Brendan Hendriks
- 2012 – Travis Wallace
- 2013 – Nicholas Stobbe
- 2014 – Brett Harrison & Brayden Resch
- 2015 – Tyler Scott
- 2016 – Brett Resch
- 2017 – Garrett Hawkins
- 2018 – Ty Penner