Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Beaty and his wife, Jesica, are starting a scholarship fund for Weakley County student athletes and sport programs. The Beatys are hosting a golf tournament, picnic and baseball camp to raise funds for the scholarship.
The golf tournament will take place on Nov. 9 at Persimmon Hills golf course in Sharon The tournament will be a four-man scramble. The price is $240 per team or $65 per individual golfer.
A silent auction with signed items from Dodger players and more will be available for bidding.
On Nov. 10, Picnic at the Park and a baseball camp will be happening at Wilson Park. Ballpark food plates will be sold at the picnic starting at 12:30 p.m. Beaty will be available until 2 p.m. to take pictures and sign autographs.
The camp will begin at 2 p.m. with boys and girls from ages 5-18 welcomed to participate. The cost is $30 preregistration and $35 the day of per child. Cost includes plate at the picnic and a camp T-shirt.
“We’ve always wanted to start something to help the community back home or another cause,” Beaty said. “We decided starting this scholarship fund would be a good place to start after all the support the community showed us through this season.”
The Beaty Scholarship will be open to Weakley County student athletes going to play at the next level. The scholarship fund will also be used to help support sport programs in Weakley County.
“Dresden will always be a special place to us,” Beaty said. “We can’t wait to support the community through this scholarship and thank everyone for all the support throughout the weekend events.”
The Beatys are looking for sponsorships and silent auction items along with registration signups.
Donations are also welcomed at this link: www.cfmt.org. Search ‘Matt Beaty Fund’ and click the ‘give to this fund’ button.
Visit this link for registration forms: mattbeatyfund.eventbrite.com.
Golf tournament forms can also be found at Persimmon Hills Golf Course. Picnic at the Park and camp signups can be found at local schools and the Dresden City Park office.
Contact Jesica Beaty for more information: (731)415-5412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.