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2012 BBYF Lifetime Achievement Award Gala

Award-winning CBS newsman Bob Schieffer was honored Wednesday night with the 2012 Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

The audience at the Ridglea Country Club enjoyed an insightful interview of Bob by his brother Tom Schieffer. The two discussed growing up in Fort Worth and how they both became big baseball fans by attending games at LaGrave Field in the late 1940s.  Later, Bob shed light on behind-the-scenes moments from the just-completed presidential campaign as well as those from years past.

The crowd also applauded the 2013 graduating seniors who will head off to college next fall with a scholarship from the the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation. Each youngster won his or her scholarship in 2009 when they were eighth graders.

Also at the gala, attendees bid on exclusive items in the live and silent auctions, all to raise money for the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation. Click "Read More" for more photos.

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September 2012 Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of "Storyteller", the official newsletter of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation.

The September 2012 edition features a front-page article on the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala honoree Bob Schieffer.

It also features our annual "Where Are They Now" article, spotlighting four past BBYF Scholarship winners. This year 2007 winner Ja'Mesha Morgan and 1995 winner Clayton Spencer are featured along with brothers Gary (2000) and Ryan (2004) Guadagnolo.

The newsletter also takes a look at the special day in August 2005 when Bobby Bragan set the record as the oldest manager in baseball history.

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BBYF Board Member Co-Authors Robinson Memoir

Congratulations to Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation board member Paul Rogers on the publication of Eddie Robinson's memoirs, written by Paul in collaboration with Mr. Robinson.

Mr. Robinson was a four-time All-Star and played in two World Series. He later went on to work as general manager for the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves.

A book signing was held at SMU on Feb. 10 with Eddie, Paul, former American League President Dr. Bobby Brown, and Rangers' TV broadcaster Tom Grieve

 

 
2012 BBYF Scholarship Celebration

This year's Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation scholarship winners and finalists were honored Sunday, April 15th on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. This year saw a record 225 finalists who participated for the chance to receive a $2,500 scholarship--a 19% increase in participation over last year. Ultimately, 37 winners were chosen from the finalist pool.

Ivan Tolbert, a graduate of Fort Worth's O.D. Wyatt High School and Louisiana State University provided entertainment prior to the Celebration. Ms. Maria Sanchez, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary School Leadership for the Fort Worth ISD was special guest speaker.

This year's scholarship winners and finalists received a preview of what their high school experience will be like as they listened to a roundtable discussion with four Kennedale High School students, all of whom were past winners of a BBYF scholarship. Click "read more" to view more photos.

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NEW! Bobby Bragan Retrospective

If it's possible to capture the Bobby's life and legacy in a six minute segment, this video does it. This tribute to Bobby's life was originally shown at the Lifetime Achievement Award Gala on Nov. 18, 2010.

It features Bobby Bragan stories from the likes of author Jeff Guinn, CBS' Bob Schieffer, Former American League President Dr. Bobby Brown, Maury Wills, Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey III, and the late Carroll Beringer.

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