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Red Sox to recognize local prep scholarship recipients

March 23, 2018
Special to The Breeze ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Boston Red Sox and The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Inc. will honor 13 local high-school seniors who have each been awarded a $5,000 college scholarship by the Red Sox Foundation in a pre-game ceremony prior to the 1:05 p.m. game vs. the

Houston Astros, Saturday, March 24, at noon.

Scholarship funds are raised from proceeds from the annual Swings For The Sox golf tournament held each Fall to benefit the Red Sox Scholarship in partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. This year's tournament was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, but the Red Sox Foundation still honored their annual commitment to Lee County High School students and awarded a $5,000 scholarship to attend college to one deserving student from each of the 13 public high schools in Lee County. In the past six years the Red Sox Foundation golf tournament has raised more than $260,000 for local nonprofits and scholarships.

The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundation's primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball.

JetBlue Park at Fenway South is at 11500 Fenway South Drive, South Fort Myers.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Cape Coral High School - Gabriella Ferra

Cypress Lake High School - Chandler L'Hommedieu

Dunbar High School - Ja'Tyra Knight

East Lee County High School - Stanya Lundy

Estero High School - Haley Deyulus

Fort Myers High School - Mike Edouard

Ida Baker High School - Luis Almendarez

Island Coast High School - Lukes Toussaint

Lehigh Senior High School - Andre'a Gelsey

Mariner High School - Jorge Orozco

North Fort Myers High School - Isabella Montoya-Bedoya

Riverdale High School - Chandler Williamson

South Fort Myers High School - Jessica Pegueros



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