In 2005, with the intention of growing The Spirit of Courage Fund, AFF hosted its first annual Home Run Derby. The one-of-a-kind event was a hit! It was such a success that the Homerun Derby has since attracted the attention of thousands of GWHS students, community members, elected officials, and friends & family. To date, AFF has raised over $20,000 for cancer research, and has given over $10,000 in college scholarships to deserving recipients.
Each year at the Derby, The AFF Scholarship is awarded to a current member of the George Washington High School baseball team who exemplifies Andrew’s zest for life and success on the baseball field by demonstrating leadership skills, determination and courage while playing for the team. Last year’s Derby was yet another smashing success! All donations and proceeds raised went to a George Washington High School Scholarship and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We even had a great writeup in the Northeast Times Star! See the coverage here.