John Lewis Stallings III (Trey) Awarded
2021 Blake Hadden Memorial Scholarship
Augusta, GA - May 10, 2021 - The Cricket Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that John Lewis Stallings III (Trey) has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Blake Hadden Memorial Scholarship.
Trey, a senior at North Augusta High School, has an excellent academic record and participated in many extracurricular activities while in high school, including Golf, Cross Country, Beta Club, and FCA. Outside of school he has and continues to be an active participant at Grace United Methodist Church, volunteers at Salkehatchie Summer Service, and plays in the South Carolina Junior Golf Association and UMC basketball.
He will be attending college at North Greenville University on a golf scholarship and plans on majoring in Mathematics and Engineering. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Trey plans on pursuing a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. #cricketfoundation
David Barbee Awarded
2nd Place Scholarship
Augusta, GA - May 15, 2021 - The Cricket Foundation, Inc. is honored to announce that David Barbee has been selected as the 2nd Place recipient of the 2021 Blake Hadden Memorial Scholarship.
David, a senior in the rigorous International Baccalaureate Programme at the Academy of Richmond County High School, has an excellent academic record and participated in many extracurricular activities while in high school. He lettered in Golf and Cross Country while in high school and is also a member of the Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society.
He has an engaging personality and is a strong communicator who is often called on to act as a tour guide to new students and has also used his gifts to do mission work for his church.
David has proven himself to be a student of the highest level of integrity and character and we know he will represent Blake and the Cricket Foundation well. #cricketfoundation
Jay Beach Awarded
2020 Blake Hadden Memorial Scholarship
Augusta - June 8, 2020 - The Cricket Foundation, Inc. is honored to announce that Jay Beach has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Blake Hadden Memorial Scholarship.
Jay, a 2020 graduate of The Academy of Richmond County High School’s International Baccalaureate Programme, has a 4.4 GPA and is ranked #7 in his class. He is a member of the National Honor Society, National Beta Club, FLAIR, Rho Kappa Honor Society, ARC Junior Council, 2020 IB Class Committee and is a University of Georgia Merit Scholar.
Jay, who attends Trinity on the Hill church, has an impressive community service record. He was a volunteer / family coordinator in the 11th and 12th grades for the church’s Family Promise Program.
He is an accomplished golfer having been selected to the AAAA Georgia High School All-State Team. He was also named MVP for Richmond Academy’s Golf Team in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Jay was the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour’s (SJGT) 2018 Player of the Year (16 - 18 Age Group) and also received the 2018 SJGT Sportsmanship Award.
Jay is the son of Scott and Meredith Beach and will be attending Wofford College in the fall to play golf. #cricketfoundation
Julia Anne Harper
Awarded 2nd and 3rd Place Scholarships
Augusta - June 15, 2020 - The Selection Committee had a tough job reviewing all the excellent scholarship applications we received this year. Due to the overwhelming success and support we received from our 2019 tournament, we were able to award 2nd and 3rd place scholarships as well.
We would like to congratulate Julia Anne Harper for being awarded the 2nd place scholarship and Benjamin Mason the 3rd place.
Julia Anne is a 2020 graduate of South Aiken High School where she was involved with many groups. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Serteens, SC Palmetto Girls State, and served as Vice President of DECA. She has also been very involved with The First Tee, Aiken Chapter. During her senior year, Julia Anne was a dual enrollment student at USCA and also a Marketing Intern with Bridgestone ORT in Trenton, SC. She will be attending Lander College in the fall to study Marketing.
Benjamin is a 2020 graduate of Greenbrier High School where he was a member of the golf team his sophomore, junior and senior years. He has been very active in the game of golf since the age of 12 and is a member of Champions Retreat Golf Club. Ben will be attending Mississippi State University in the fall, where he will be enrolled in the PGA Golf Management Program.
Please join us in congratulating Jay Beach, Julia Anne Harper and Benjamin Mason on their success. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for each of them and know that they will represent Blake and the Cricket Foundation well.
Due to the coronavirus restrictions at this time we were not able to hold a reception to recognize our recipients, but will schedule one before they head off to college in the fall.
Thank you all for your continued support and helping us give back to the community in Blake’s honor. None of this would be possible without your generous donations and support. #cricketfoundation
The Cricket Foundation Announces
First Recipient of the
Blake Hadden Memorial Scholarship
Congratulations to Mason Whatley for being named the first recipient of the Blake Hadden Memorial Scholarship.
Mason, a recent graduate of Aquinas High School, excelled both academically and athletically during high school and is headed to Presbyterian College in the fall to play golf.
We are so excited to award the inaugural scholarship to Mason and know that he will represent Blake and The Cricket Foundation well.
The Cricket Foundation Announces Donation
Academy of Richmond County High School Golf Program
Augusta—May 13, 2019— During the monthly Booster Club Meeting held on Monday, May 13, 2019, The Cricket Foundation, Inc. donated $1,000 to the Academy of Richmond County High Schools Golf Program.
“Big Thank You to the Cricket Foundation, Evan Usry, Emily Hadden, Brent Hadden and Carter Hadden for their generous donation to ARC. It’s a wonderful way to honor our friend Blake Hadden,” said Scott Beach, ARC Booster Club President.
The Cricket Foundation Announces Donation
Aquinas High School Golf Program
Augusta—May 13, 2019— During the monthly Booster Club Meeting held on Monday, May 13, 2019, The Cricket Foundation, Inc. donated $1,000 to the Aquinas High Schools Golf Program.
“Thank You to the Cricket Foundation, Evan Usry, and the Hadden family for the very generous $1,000 donation to our golf team. The golfers (and all of us) appreciate it so much.,” Aquinas High School Booster Club.
TaylorMade Invitational / Lady Bear HS Golf Tournament
We would like to thank Wade Marchman for allowing us to attend the TaylorMade Invitational / Lady Bear HS Golf Tournament on March 9, 2019. One of the things we were able to do with the proceeds from our Junior - Am Tournament was to give each player a hat.