It’s that time of year again— the scholarship fundraising campaign for the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame!
As with last year, a generous benefactor has made his collection of vintage sports magazines available in a “donor rewards program” for the HOF scholarship fund. Scroll down for magazine samples and pictures of scholarship recipients.
Here are the program details.
$25 earns one “donor rewards” magazine. $50 brings three magazines. $100 brings ten. $250 brings thirty. $500 earns 70 magazines. $1000 brings 100 magazines.
These magazines are fun to read and bring back great childhood memories— Yaz, Bobby Orr, Bill Russell, Mickey Mantle, Larry Bird, and many others (The entire Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue collection of 50 years, 1964—2014, is yours for $1,000.00. Duplicate issues available of many for a modest donation).
The magazines also make great Christmas or birthday gifts. (Also available is a collection of MAD magazine items, Alfred E. Neuman statue, 1960s magazines, paperbacks for $125.00 donation; and George Bush Presidential collection of items-mugs, cards, Camp David golf ball, Walker’s Point golf ball-$150.00 donation).
Finally, some people prefer to steer their magazines to either the Portland Boys and Girls Club learning-to-read programs, or the Maine veterans read-to-me program thru Libby-Mitchell Post members. One donor said: “If I can help the Hall of Fame scholarship program, and also the Boys Club program, and Libby-Mitchell area veterans, that would make me feel good at Christmas.”
Here are donation details:
If you would like to make a donation by check, please make check payable to HOF Scholarship Fund,” and send to Don Douglas, HOF President, 38 Merganser Way, Freeport 04032.
If you would like to donate by Venmo, send to @mbhof
Thanks for your interest! Happy holidays to everyone!
Scholarship Committee Chair
Click image below for news story on induction ceremony and largest crowd at Hadlock Field
Maine Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Team photo of the MBHOF Class of 2021 taken at the Sea Dogs game 9/12/21. Courtesy of 365digitalphotography.com
Standing, left to right: Tom Dexter, Ed Flaherty (representing his son Ryan Flaherty), Craig Furbush (representing his son Charlie Furbush), Jim Graffam, Aaron Izaryk, John Kameisha, Stu Lacognata, Ryan Reid, Mark Rogers, and Matt Rogers
Kneeling, left to right: Al Snow, Al Snow, and Billie Rae Koch (son, brother and daughter of the late Billy Snow).
They all had a great time hanging out with their fellow inductees on a beautiful day for Sea Dogs regular season finale at Hadlock Field. Don Douglas HOF President