Milford' Athletic Department will host the first-ever Tricia Martin Baseball Tournament in honor of the former Milford Central Academy Principal this weekend on July 5 and 6. The event will raise money for the Tricia Martin Scholarship that was set up after Tricia, and her daughter Taryn, lost their lives in a car accident this past April.
Milford’ Athletic Department will host the first-ever Tricia Martin Baseball Tournament in honor of the former Milford Central Academy Principal this weekend on July 5 and 6. The event will raise money for the Tricia Martin Scholarship that was set up after Tricia, and her daughter Taryn, lost their lives in a car accident this past April.
As the principal of Milford Central Academy, Dr. Martin’s outreach to students, families and the community as a whole was of significant importance. After the fatal accident, Trisha Davis, Seventh Grade Language Arts Teacher at the Milford Central Academy and friend of Martin, helped to start the Tricia Martin Scholarship to honor Dr. Martin and her daughter. The annual scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Milford male or female athlete desiring to teach and major in education. The requirements will include that throughout their high school years the student “display and exemplify the positive attitude and confidence that was so much of who and what Dr. Martin was all about.” The committee to select who receives this scholarship will consist of Milford High School Athletic Director, Milford Guidance Department, Trisha Davis,Central Academy Teacher; Sheri Firch, Instructional Technology Specialist – both close friends of Dr. Martin and Tricia Martin’s mother, Mrs. Garrow.
In an effort to help raise money for the scholarship, Diane George, librarian at the Milford Central Academy, wanted to start an annual program that could increase the ability of the fund to help local students.
This two-day tournament will feature athletes from throughout Delaware and feature five players from Milford High School.
Major League Baseball Scouts, Rowland George and Will George will run this program. The players in the program are required to perform community service and as such will work with everything associated with the event including concession stand, field maintenance and collecting 50/50‘s.
The Tricia Martin Scholarship Fund is an IRS recognized charity so all donations will be tax deductible, checks can be made payable to “Tricia Martin Scholarship Fund”. Individuals wishing to donate can either give any one of the tournament team representatives a check or bring a check to the tournament. If this is not convenient, a contribution can be sent to the “Tricia Martin Scholarship Fund, care of Milford High School, to the attention of Jennifer Tucker. All parties donating upon request, with their check, will receive a letter of recognition acknowledging their donation along with the charities tax ID number.