Beach City Baseball Academy Announces Establishment of ‘Sixth Tool’ College Baseball Scholarship Fund, Recognizing Outstanding Character
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beach City Baseball Academy, Southern California’s premier baseball training facility, announced today the establishment of the Sixth Tool College Baseball Scholarship Fund. The goal of the fund is to provide support for college-bound baseball players who demonstrate exceptional strength of character—a quality that Beach City Baseball Academy founder, Richard Murad, says is called the “sixth tool.”
“Every player knows that they need to have key tools to get the attention of college coaches and recruiters. Hitting hard and strategically, fielding intuitively, throwing with strength and running faster than everyone else are the skills often referred to as the five tools of baseball. But there is a sixth tool that is vastly more important. That tool is character—and it’s always a deciding factor when scouts are looking for serious players with the potential to grow. At Beach City Baseball Academy, the sixth tool has always been our number one educational priority and that is why we are proud to offer this scholarship to support players who embody their value.”
Beach City Baseball Academy’s mission is to instill the sixth tool to all the student-athletes that pass through its doors. To promote its mission, it will provide a $5,000 supplemental financial assistance package to a deserving incoming college freshman who is part of his school’s baseball program. This community-based scholarship is available each calendar year to one student who lives within a ten mile radius of the Academy’s campus.
Murad says, “Players with a firm grasp on the sixth tool are easy to spot because they are the kind of kids that do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. They’re working hard and treating teammates, coaches and parents with respect. The impact of character on a person’s ultimate success in life lasts forever, long after the contribution of speed; power and agility fade to nothing.”
- Applicant must reside within 10 miles of Beach City Baseball Academy’s facility in El Segundo, California and be a graduating 2014 high school senior.
- Final award is contingent upon applicant’s acceptance and attendance at an accredited college in the United States (university, four-year or junior college) and receipt of an offer to participate in that institution’s baseball program.
- Applicant must submit a letter explaining why they believe that they deserve the scholarship and how their grasp of the sixth tool is reflected in their conduct on and off the field.
- Applicant must secure a letter of recommendation from their high school baseball coach.
Deadline: Application must be mailed to Beach City Baseball Academy postmarked on or before June 1, 2014. Mail to: Beach City Baseball Academy, 430 East Grand Avenue, El Segundo, California 90266.
For more information about Beach City Baseball Academy, visit www.beachcitybaseballacademy.com.
About Beach City Baseball Academy
Beach City Baseball Academy is the premier baseball training facility in Southern California. The twenty-five-thousand-square-foot campus includes 7 state-of-the-art indoor batting cages offering custom pitch technology to help players from t-ballers up to the pros perfect their swings. The campus features a well-stocked pro shop and fitness center, a 2,500-square-foot outdoor training area and a 12,000-square-foot outdoor regulation little league practice infield. Beach City’s renowned Baseball Academy also sponsors the award-winning Beach City Prospects and Trosky Baseball travel baseball club teams and operates a school program with open enrollment and an exceptional 6 to 1 student to coach ratio for truly focused training. The Academy also offers seasonal programs, camps, clinics and private baseball lessons year round for players of every skill level.