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Click on the image to contribute to the foundation. Every dollar contribution will go to additional scholarship funds awarded to the recipients.

Each year’s recipient receives a financial scholarship sent directly to the college of their choice. Over the past 15 years there have been over $500,000 in scholarships awarded. Recipients also receive a commemorative plaque to record the honor of the scholarship award and their achievement. The majority of the scholarship funds are generated from an annual tournament held in September. The scholarship funds are raised by the umpire’s activities, including an annual baseball tournament, and corporate contributions.

Tournament games are played at 24 various fields; the majority are high school fields that are donated by their school programs. The high school coaches donate their time to prepare and facilitate each game. 64 Varsity and 32 Sub-Varsity teams compete for the opportunity to play in the finals. Each of the teams represent their high school. This tournament is regarded as some of the best competition in the state. The tournament finals are hosted at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeter’s and also at Baseball USA.

The Houston Baseball Chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials consists of over 325 active umpires, both men and women, who officiate at more than 170 local high schools. These umpires volunteer their time to help ensure the scholarship tournament and scholarship foundation is successful. Each member of the chapter also donates $10.00 of their membership fees towards the scholarship foundation.

2016 TASO Houston Baseball Umpire Scholarship Recipients

Brady Perez                                           Langham Creek

Travis May                                             Legacy Prep

Brandon Bolt                                         Clear Creek

Jeremy Rodriguez                                 Cy- Creek

William Tuten                                         Dulles

Blake Whichard                                     Lamar Consolidated

Bryce Hill                                               Clear Brook

Craig Keuchel                                       Caney Creek

Austin Lively                                         Clear Lake

Seamus Gildea                                     Fort Bend Austin

Cameron “Blayne” Maxfeldt               Morton Ranch

Jared Willis                                           Stratford

Erin Hebert                                            Cy-Woods

Clayton Cromer                                    Clear Brook

Hunter Smith                                         Pearland

William Upton                                       Kingwood Park

Jordan Jones                                        Kempner

 

 

 

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