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Girls showcase their talents in pursuit of a college scholarship

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

HEMET, CA – The cost of a college education is soaring with many of the top schools hovering around the $50,000 mark or more per year. But if a young girl has the talent to catch and throw, pitch and hit a softball, well, she just might land herself an athletic scholarship. And that would no doubt please her parents.

Don and Sue Long smiled when asked: “Did your daughter get a softball scholarship?” Yes she did. Their daughter, McKenzie Long, 16, has verbally committed to Michigan State University.

The cost-savings for the Long’s?

“It’s a $40,000 a year school,” said Sue Long.

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Girls’ showcase fastpitch tournament coming to Beaumont and Hemet

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

BAUMONT, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District will be hosting the Surf City Halloween Showcase Saturday, October 27 through Sunday, October 28, 2012. The tournament will be held in Hemet, and at the Noble Creek Community Park in Beaumont.

Surf City Tourneys welcome all college recruiters to the showcase tournaments. There will be 150 teams competing in divisions of ages 16-Under and 18-Under in Beaumont and Hemet Diamond Valley Park from all over the country.

From 50 to 60 girls will get college scholarships from these tournaments. The colleges include UCLA, Oregon, Washington, all Pac 10 schools and several from the East Coast area. There will be 60-70 college coaches here to watch the girl’s softball games.

Bruce Blake, Athletic Coordinator for the Park District said:

“We are lucky to have one of the largest college recruiting tournaments here in Beaumont.”

The tournaments are open to the public and it is free to attend.

For further information please call the District Office (951)845-9555.

Diane Gonzalez
Activities Specialist
Beaumont-Cherry Valley
Recreation & Park District