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 Fort Bend Texans would like to congratulate Sam Brinkman (IF, Stephen F Austin High School Class of 2017) and his family on Sam’s acceptance of an athletic scholarship to play baseball for Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
The Fort Bend Texans would like to congratulate Seth Soliz (OF, Stephen F Austin High School Class of 2017) and his family on Seth’s acceptance of an athletic scholarship to play baseball for East Texas Baptist University.
Charcer Burks (Fort Bend Texans Class of 2013) has been named a 2016 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® recipient for defensive excellence in left field. Congratulations, Charcer! https://www.milb.com/pelicans/news/burks-earns-2016-rawlings-gold-glove174-award/c-203462964/t-196097158
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.