September 2012 Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of "Storyteller", the official newsletter of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation.

The September 2012 edition features a front-page article on the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala honoree Bob Schieffer.

It also features our annual "Where Are They Now" article, spotlighting four past BBYF Scholarship winners. This year 2007 winner Ja'Mesha Morgan and 1995 winner Clayton Spencer are featured along with brothers Gary (2000) and Ryan (2004) Guadagnolo.

The newsletter also takes a look at the special day in August 2005 when Bobby Bragan set the record as the oldest manager in baseball history.

2012 BBYF Scholarship Celebration

This year's Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation scholarship winners and finalists were honored Sunday, April 15th on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. This year saw a record 225 finalists who participated for the chance to receive a $2,500 scholarship--a 19% increase in participation over last year. Ultimately, 37 winners were chosen from the finalist pool.

Ivan Tolbert, a graduate of Fort Worth's O.D. Wyatt High School and Louisiana State University provided entertainment prior to the Celebration. Ms. Maria Sanchez, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary School Leadership for the Fort Worth ISD was special guest speaker.

This year's scholarship winners and finalists received a preview of what their high school experience will be like as they listened to a roundtable discussion with four Kennedale High School students, all of whom were past winners of a BBYF scholarship. Click "read more" to view more photos.

NEW! Bobby Bragan Retrospective

If it's possible to capture the Bobby's life and legacy in a six minute segment, this video does it. This tribute to Bobby's life was originally shown at the Lifetime Achievement Award Gala on Nov. 18, 2010.

It features Bobby Bragan stories from the likes of author Jeff Guinn, CBS' Bob Schieffer, Former American League President Dr. Bobby Brown, Maury Wills, Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey III, and the late Carroll Beringer.

Click here to watch.




BBYF Board Member Co-Authors Robinson Memoir

Congratulations to Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation board member Paul Rogers on the publication of Eddie Robinson's memoirs, written by Paul in collaboration with Mr. Robinson.

Mr. Robinson was a four-time All-Star and played in two World Series. He later went on to work as general manager for the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves.

A book signing was held at SMU on Feb. 10 with Eddie, Paul, former American League President Dr. Bobby Brown, and Rangers' TV broadcaster Tom Grieve


Pickens Honored

Philanthropist T. Boone Pickens was honored at the 2010 Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award Gala on Nov. 18 at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth. Gala attendees also remembered the life and legacy of Bobby Bragan as the evening marked the first Gala since the foundation's namesake passed away.

ESPN's Bobby Valentine served as the Gala's master of ceremonies and the 2011 graduating seniors were honored as well.

Thanks to all those who attend for a very special evening. Your support helps keep the foundation going strong and keeps Bobby's vision alive.

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