PHOENIX, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker and Sons and local sporting goods store, Just Sports, teams up with local radio station, 98.7 FM to offer student athletes a chance to earn a generous scholarship. But unlike most scholarships that favor a low earned run average, or a bunch of home runs and RBIs, or a high three point percentage, Parker and Sons character counts scholarship assesses the merit of the applicant's character on the field and off the field. No doubt this is an attempt by Parker and Sons to share their secret to their success, i.e. good character that manifests as customer care.
"The Character Counts Scholarship is our way of giving back to the community. Our commitment to character and service has played no small part in our company's success. We hope to encourage young athletes to do the same in hopes that they reap the same benefits good character and integrity has brought us," said Josh Kelly, partner at Parker and Sons.
Athletes around the valley who have a track record of good character are encouraged to apply. Even if they fail to take home the palladium of the program, a $10,000 scholarship to the institution of their choice, every applicant will receive a $100 dollar gift card to Just Sports, Four tickets to an exciting sporting event, and everyone will receive an invitation to an award ceremony which will include free food and drinks. The deadline to apply is December 27th, 2015, and an application can be found here.
What strikes everyone as unique and admirable about this scholarship program is the fact that applicants need not be their team's ace or lead scorer. This scholarship takes a holistic approach to the application process. Josh Kelly says it best in his quote above. Basically, Parker and Sons feels indebted to the Phoenix community for supporting their company and helping them achieve all their success. So, in order to give back they are not only offering money, but they are sharing their commitment to character and all the good things it has brought them over their forty years of quality care and service.
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Keeping You Comfortable With Expert Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Service Since 1974. Parker & Sons has been serving homeowners and businesses in Arizona for over 40 years and is recognized nationally.
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