The Elton Goodwin Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund website is now up and running.
Read the mission statement find information about the foundation and scholarships that recognizes the late, great South Kitsap baseball coach Elton Goodwin.
Find out how to make donations or buy merchandise.
The goals of the foundation, as stated on the website:
In a few short months we have accomplished several of our initial objectives that will help preserve Elton’s legacy. Retiring his #29 jersey, and having the baseball field renamed “Elton Goodwin Memorial Field” are wonderful tributes, however our work has just begun. In May we presented the first of two annual Elton Goodwin Scholarships; providing $2000.00 for deserving South Kitsap students, and athletes. With that milestone now in place, we turn attention towards the second goal of our Foundation; “providing safe access to quality sports facilities for the youth of our community”.
The baseball field at South Kitsap was Elton’s second home; and now that it bears his name, is in line for a facelift. Currently, we are working closely with the high school, and district school board to procure a new electronic scoreboard for the baseball field, and are hopeful to have it in place for next season. Pending school board approval, future plans also include a commemorative brick memorial celebrating the accomplishments of the nearly 100 year old South Kitsap Baseball program. Commemorative bricks will be available for purchase and engraving.
Although lofty, we feel that through close coordination with the school district, high school, and City of Port Orchard, these goals are attainable; and would be in accordance with Elton’s wishes. While some of these objectives will require longer term financing strategies, we remain confident in our ability to make a substantial and sustainable difference in our community.
Please stay tuned for more information on these, and other projects as we move towards the 2014/15 school year; but in the meantime we could always use your financial support. We have created multiple options by which you may contribute; all of which are a 100% tax deductible.