SagerStrong Foundation teamed up with Rand Refrigeration again this year, to announce scholarship component to the SagerStrong Foundation Hometown Hero Award to be given at Stadium Fun Run at Truist Park in August!
The SagerStrong Foundation Hometown Hero Award honors a pediatric leukemia patient annually that embodies everything that the SagerStrong Foundation stands for: perseverance, strength and, above all, courage. The program was created in Craig Sager’s memory to inspire and “lift up” young patients in their fight to know that they have so many others “fighting” in their corner with them. Last year’s winner, Tallulah Falls School Graduate, Kale Corbett, was honored at a virtual event, due to COVID, but the Foundation is excited to return to Truist Park this year, to honor this year’s winner, in the same fashion the inaugural winner, Peyton White was honored, to create more awareness about this difficult disease.
This year, the SagerStrong Foundation Hometown Hero Award winner will again receive a scholarship gift, to the college or trade school of their choice, as inspiration and a promise for keeping strong in their fight to beat blood cancer. The scholarship gift will be $2500 to the 2021 winner, thanks to Rand Refrigeration.
“Rand Refrigeration is proud to support the SagerStrong Foundation’s Hometown Hero Award program again this year,” said Randi Davis Minor, principal, Rand Refrigeration. “We are grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community. Helping others to take the next step, whether through going to college, or entering a trade school to pursue their dreams, in the face of adversity and challenges, like those that pediatric blood cancer patients face every day, is a wonderful way we can help make a difference.”
To learn more about the award and our past Hometown Hero winners, Peyton White and Kale Corbett, please click here. To nominate someone or to apply for the 2021 Hometown Hero Award, please click here.
Craig Sager was a Hall of Fame Sportscaster and two-time Emmy-Award winning Broadcaster, known for his unique and lively colorful suits and ties worn on the NBA Sidelines while reporting for Turner Broadcasting, with a personality to match. Sager succumbed to blood cancer in 2016. Stacy and Craig Sager started the SAGERSTRONG Foundation, to raise funds for blood cancer research and programs, in the hopes that one day, leukemia patients and their families will not have to go through the battle they endured. The mission of the SAGERSTRONG Foundation is to give hope to those who need it most. For more information, please visit sagerstrongfoundation.org.