Todd Baldino Memorial Scholarship

Todd Baldino Memorial Scholarship T.B.A.A. IS PROUD TO SPONSOR THE: Todd Baldino Memorial Scholarship In 2008, T.B.A.A. lost one of our own with the sudden passing of Todd Baldino. Todd came through our organization as a player and then returned as a young man to contribute to our club. Many of us remember Todd in his cook’s gear as he worked over the grill at our Pre-season Tournaments. Todd’s father, Joe, is a long-time T.B.A.A. coach and Executive Board member and has served for over 15 years on the Black Horse Pike Regional School Board. Considering Joe’s involvement in education, we felt that it would be a great idea for our club to assist some deserving T.B.A.A. players with their college education. Beginning in 2009 and through 2011, TBAA awarded two scholarships in the amount of $500.00. The scholarships are open to all current or former players: (a) who have played travel soccer for a TBAA team for at least three years; (b) who will graduate high school in the award year; and (c) who will be attending college or otherwise continuing their adult education. Beginning in 2012, with the funds secured through our Todd Baldino Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing, T.B.A.A. has been able to increase the number of awards presented as well as the size of each award. In 2019, we were able to award 8 scholarships of $1600.00 each. To date the Scholarship committee has awarded over $100,000.00.

Scholarship Information

TODD BALDINO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION FORM Select the button below to print out the application Eligibility: TBAA will award at lease two scholarships each year, to a girls travel soccer player and to a boys travel soccer player. The program is open to current or former players: (a) who have played travel soccer for a TBAA team for at least three (3) years; (b) who will graduate high school in 2019; and (c) who will be attending college or otherwise continuing their adult education. Selection Criteria: Candidates must submit the application form which may be obtained from the TBAA website (www.tbaa.net) no later than June 30, 2019. The recipients will be chosen by TBAA’s Trustees. The scholarships will be awarded based upon academic achievement, participation in school and other activities, community service and demonstrated leadership. Applicants will not be selected because of soccer ability. Scholarships: The scholarships will be not less than $500.00. The recipients must provide the TBAA Executive Board with proof of registration. The recipients will be honored at TBAA’s annual coaches' meeting. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: (1) Please prepare and attach to this application a short essay (no more than four double spaced pages) describing the impact that your participation in soccer has had on your life. (2) Please attach to this application two letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach or other member of your community. PLEASE SUBMIT THE COMPLETED APPLICATION TO: Richard Barkasy, 16 Autumn Court, Blackwood NJ 08012.

his has been a very difficult year. We were forced by the Covid-19 pandemic to cancel the annual, golf outing which provides the funding for the Todd Baldino Memorial Scholarships. However, thanks to the remarkable  fundraising efforts of my fellow scholarship committee members,  Joe Baldino and Ed Casey,  we are still able to award 18 scholarships in the amount of $500, notwithstanding the unique challenges presented by the virus.

 

Heartfelt congratulations to the following 2020 scholarship recipients, whose applications reflect how many wonderful things that they have accomplished academically, athletically and through school and community service. There are some absolutely awesome young people who play soccer in our club.

 

 

Allison Carley

Kaleigh Robinson

Shayne Dougherty

Natalie Hatfield

Madelyn Grodzielanek

Megan Brown

Jessica Burg

Stephanie Titterton

Lily Stanwyck

Nicole Buonavolta

Alessia Catanzariti

Myles Denton

Katarina Little

Samantha Schmidt

Gabrielle Dean

Emily Leary

Ava Wilson

Alexis Boykin

 

These scholarships mean a lot to us. They honor Todd Baldino, who like the 2020 recipients, grew up on our fields. They also recognize the extraordinary dignity and grace with which the Baldino family dealt with an unspeakable tragedy.

10TH Annual Todd Baldino Memorial Scholarship

Golf Outing 

 

FRIDAY JUNE 4th, 2021
RAIN OR SHINE

AT

RON JAWORSKI'S
VALLEYBROOK COUNTRY CLUB
200 GOLFVIEW DRIVE
BLACKWOOD, NJ 08012


7:00AM Registration

8:00AM SHOTGUN START
1:00PM – LUNCH

 

$125.00 PER GOLFER
INCLUDES LUNCH & 2 HOURS OF BEER/SODA

SILENT AUCTION & PRIZES

$30.00 per person for Lunch and Silent Auction only

Hole sponsorship -- $50.00 minimum donation


All proceeds will benefit the Todd Baldino Memorial Scholarship Fund

For more information, please contact

 Ed Casey (edwcasey@comcast.net) or Rich  Barkasy (rbarkasy@schnader.com)