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Joe Macko and Bobby Bragan: Still Bringing Smiles to Metroplex Families

The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation has received a gift from the Steve Macko Scholarship Fund in the amount of $50,000, which will establish a perpetual, named scholarship, to be awarded to a specially selected BBYF winner each year.

“We are humbled and honored that the Joe Macko family continues to carry on the great work of the Steve Macko Scholarship Fund by creating a perpetual scholarship with us,” said John Esch, a good friend of both Joe and Bobby Bragan, and a BBYF board member. “You can just picture Joe and Bobby,long-time friendly baseball rivals (Fort Worth Cats vs. Dallas Eagles), sharing a smile about the benefits they are providing the children of the Metroplex.”

Joe Macko, who passed away on Dec. 26, 2014, was a big supporter of Bobby and his foundation.

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BBYF Announces Winners for the 2014/2015 Scholarship Program

The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation is pleased to announce its 37 winners of a $2,500 college scholarship for the 2014/2015 school year.

 

In all, 142 schools located in 22 independent school districts and three charter schools were given the chance to submit two finalists each for consideration. This year the foundation received a record number of 234 scholarship applications from 122 schools and one charter school.

The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation congratulates all the participants in this year’s scholarship competition. Every student that completed an application will receive a certificate of participation at their end-of-year 8th grade awards assembly.

The 2014/2015 winners and remaining finalists will be recognized at the foundation’s annual Scholarship Celebration, to be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 19th in Lone Star Auditorium (Maverick Activities Center) on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Please click "Read More" to view the names of this year’s winners and finalists.

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BBYF 2014 Gala Honoring Verne Lundquist

Longtime CBS sportscaster Verne Lundquist was honored Tuesday night at the 2014 Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award Gala.

Those who attended the evening at the Renaissance Worthington Fort Worth Hotel heard memories from Verne's storied career during an interview with Dallas Cowboys' voice Brad Sham.

The night also featured a salute to many of the 2011 BBYF scholarship winners, who will graduate from high school in the coming spring. 

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BBYF Scholarship Celebration Set For April 19th

The 24th annual Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Scholarship Celebration will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm in the Maverick Activities Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. This year’s thirty-six winners of a $2,500 college scholarship as well as the remaining finalists will be recognized.

 

A reception will be held at the beginning of the event to give BBYF board members and this year’s participants and their families the opportunity to get to know one another, prior to the program which will be held in the adjacent auditorium. Audience members will be treated to an on-stage panel made up of high school senior BBYF scholarship winners, who will provide important insight into what to look forward to in high school. Questions will also be taken from the audience.

The names of the 2014/2015 BBYF scholarship winners will be announced in letters sent to all participants on February 27th. The list of winners will also be emailed to school counselors and staff and posted on the BBYF website by March 2nd.

 
BBYF Scholarship Winners, Finalists Celebrated at UTA

The awards ceremony for the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation scholarship competition was held Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington.

This year’s scholarship winners and remaining finalists were recognized.

The afternoon also featured a panel discussion of BBYF scholarship winners who will be graduating high school this spring will take place. This year’s winners and finalists, who will be entering high school in the fall, had the opportunity to learn what to expect in high school from these graduating seniors.

Click "Read more" to see photos of the celebration taken by Bob Haynes.

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