Gary Sánchez spent most of his childhood playing baseball in sandlots in the Dominican Republic. Now Gary plays under the bright lights of Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Minnesota Twins, with multiple awards and American League records to his name. After making a name for himself and achieving his big league dream, Gary is committed to using his position to give back to Minnesota.
With that in mind, Gary has partnered with the Twins and Bold.org to create the Gary Sanchez Swing for the Fences scholarship, which aims to help students in underserved communities access quality higher education.
Three winners will be selected and each will receive a $10,000 scholarship. All Black, Brown, or Asian students residing in Minnesota (high school or college) may apply for the Gary Sanchez Swing for the Fences Scholarship. All you have to do is write a short essay explaining to Gary what challenges you face or have faced and how you overcame or are overcoming them.
This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented students in Minnesota so that they have all of the financial resources necessary to pursue their education and swing for the fences in life.
The winners of Gary's scholarship will join him on the field at the Minnesota Twins home game on September 23 to receive their award!