Post 80 team gives to Couch fund

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 18, 2003

Playing summer baseball can be very rewarding. Young men continue to learn the basics of the game and perfect their skills, especially the fundamentals during the hot summer months.

Summer baseball is extra special for members of the American Legion Post 80 squad. The team won a district championship to advance to the state tournament being held in the City of Madison. Advancing to the state tournament is rewarding for the players, but the biggest accomplishment for this group of players was giving to a good cause.

The players - along with their parents, coaches and fans - helped fund a scholarship at LBW Community College that holds special meaning for all of them. This group of players, fans, coaches and parents sold Boston butts during the Fourth of July weekend to raise money for the Michael Alan Couch Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The team along with representatives from American Legion Post 80 presented a check for more than $6,000 to Kim and Mike Couch, LBW Foundation President Tom Albritron and LBW Community College President Dr. Ed Meadows on the campus of LBW Community College earlier this week that completed the endowment for the Michael Alan Couch Scholarship.

The scholarship was set up in memory of Michael Couch, who was killed in a fatal traffic wreck, and will be presented each year to a deserving student.

The donation from the Post 80 team means the first student to receive the scholarship will be from the late Michael Couch's graduating class next May.

For more information about the Michael Alan Couch Scholarship or to make a donation contact the LBW Foundation.