Friends of Scouting Breakfast
Home Run for Scouting
Our Keynote Speaker: Coach Tom Walter
Coach Walter guided the Wake Forest Baseball Team to the 2023 College World Series and was named 2023 ACC Coach of the Year. Walter has helped 44 players get drafted or sign pro contracts over the last eight years, including six Deacs drafted among the top 50 picks and back-to-back first rounders in 2021 (Ryan Cusick) and 2020 (Jared Shuster).
Walter also selflessly donated a kidney to outfielder Kevin Jordan just days before the 2011 season opener. Jordan was diagnosed with a serious kidney disease and needed a transplant. Without hesitation, Walter gave Jordan one of his own and, in turn, gave Jordan an opportunity at a new life.
In 2020, amidst the nationwide outcry about racial justice and equity, Walter and Jordan built on their story of togetherness and created Get In the Game, an organization aiming to educate and empower young people to take action.
On July 12, 2021, in Get In The Game, Walter and Jordan were awarded the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award at the Sports Humanitarian Awards, hosted by ESPN. The Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award, created in honor of former ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, who battled cancer until his passing in 2015, celebrates someone who has taken risks and used an innovative approach toward helping the disadvantaged.
RSVP by November 29
Ther is no cost to attend this breakfast. You will have an opportunity to pledge your support for the 2024 Friends of Scouting Annual Campaign.
RSVP to J. David Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org
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