TOBY TINELLI was the 650th recipient of a SPA $500 college scholarship prior to the start of the LAYLA BRYAN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT April 19th in GEORGETOWN, TEXAS.
TINELLI, a business major at UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DOWNTOWN made it a family celebration in accepting his award.
His grandfather JIM plays for the TEXAS LEGENDS 75's and he and the rest of the LEGENDS surrounded the younger TINELLI as he accepted his award.
"That is always special when a senior softball player is there to watch a grandchild accept an award like this," SPA president RIDGE HOOKS said. "It makes me very proud when SPA can award these scholarships to worthy students. It shows everyone there is more to the SPA organization than just softball games."