News and Announcements
Congratulations to Spencer Griffin (CF, Travis HS Class of 2015, Wharton County JC 2015-2017) on his selection as the LA Angels’ 16th Round Pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft! We are so proud of Spencer and his family on this tremendous accomplishment, and wish him all the best!
The Fundraising Committee is proud to announce the first Fort Bend Texans Hit-A-Thon ! This fundraiser is a great way to help fund your player’s season fees and travel expenses and to support the Fort Bend Texans. This fundraiser is completely dependent upon each player to determine the amount he will raise. We ask that everyone identify a minimum of five $20 sponsors, but the sky is the limit on the amount you can raise!
Our first Hit-A-Thon will take place during evening practices the week of April 10. Prior to the event, players will request sponsors to commit to a rate per foot or a flat donation amount (suggested $0.05/foot.) During the event, each player will hit 10 pitches and coaches will measure the total ball distance of the 10 combined pitches. Following the event, players will notify their sponsors of the total distance and collect the resulting sponsorship amount. Sponsors may wish to donate a flat fee (eliminating the need to follow up after the Hit-A-Thon event.)
All funds raised at the Hit-A-Thon will be split between the players and the Fort Bend Texans:
70% to the Player’s Account
20% to Fort Bend Texans Operating Fund
10% to the Fort Bend Texans Scholarship Fund
Sponsors can make their donations online , in cash or by check (payable to the Fort Bend Texans.) Donation Sheets and money need to be turned in at practice on Monday April 17. Please note that the Fort Bend Texans are a 501©(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for supporting the families of the Fort Bend Texans!
The document Hit-A-Thon Sponsor Form was attached to this post.
Play March Madness Brackets and Support the Fort Bend Texans!
$20/bracket, maximum 10 brackets per email address. Winner payout will be split 50/50 between the Fort Bend Texans and the winners (40% to first place, 10% to second place.)
1. Sign up and pay for your brackets at www.FortBendTexans.com
2. Set up a free account at http://FBTexans.Mayhem.CBSSports.com
3. Watch for an email invitation to join our bracket group
4. After teams are announced on Selection Sunday, log into your CBSSports account to fill in your brackets
See the attached doc for additional details. Thank you for supporting the Fort Bend Texans!
The document 2017 March Madness Fundraiser was attached to this post.
Jorge Gutierrez (Kempner HS, Class of 2016) – MVP, SS/C
Ryan Stacy (FB Austin HS, Class of 2015) – OF
Vibhav Joopelli (FB Austin HS, Class of 2015) – P
Daniel Priwin (Clements HS, Class of 2015) – OF
Matthew Kortendick (FB Austin HS, Class of 2015) – P
Cole Kelly (FB Austin HS, Class of 2015) -SS
Dillon Dinges (Dulles HS, Class of 2015) – C
Griffin Hattingh (Clements HS, Class of 2015) – P
Cooper Weatherly (Dulles HS, Class of 2015) – OF
SportsMX/NDIAA April 2015 Athletes of the Month
SportsMX and National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) are proud to present the monthly “SportsMX/NDIAA Athletes of the Month” awards. The purpose of this the award is to recognize High School athletes across the country who have made significant impact on their teams not just on the field but in academics, leadership, and character as well.
Our young Deaf athletes deserve recognition for their dedication and hard work. SportsMX and NDIAA congratulate Austin Silva-Wynne on his selection as one of the “SportsMX/NDIAA Athletes of the Month” for April 2015!
Texas School for the Deaf
Position: Pitcher & Shortstop
The Texas baseball team’s return to the Hoy tournament had a “Hollywood” feel to it with Austin in the starring role. Austin hit a three-run homerun in the final inning of the semifinals to break a tie and defeat Indiana. In the championship game against Model, Austin dominated in six innings with 17 strikeouts and allowing one hit. In the final inning, Austin delivered once again making a tag at home for the final out in the game as a catcher. Austin’s heroics at the Hoy tournament earned him a much-deserved MVP award. Austin ended the season with a 4-1 record as a pitcher with 53 strikeouts in 21.2 innings pitched with an ERA of 1.62. He also led the team with a .636 batting average and four homeruns.
“Austin is a “one of a kind” baseball player. Despite his amazing statistics, he is not only just a great ball player but also a true leader of his team by providing positive support and feedback to his teammates. It’s a thrill to know that he is currently a junior. It will be fun to watch him play again next year.” – Texas Athletic Director Chris Hamilton