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Jay Beach Awarded

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

and

Benjamin Mason

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.

 

#cricketfoundation 

The Cricket Foundation Announces Donation

to the

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

to the

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.

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