A child’s dream soon becomes our future. Nurturing these dreams, however great or small, is the key to building a world where achievement knows no limits. The Double Angel Foundation is dedicated to guiding children in the fulfillment of their dreams through the joy of recreation and the love of “The Game”.
It is our vision to construct and maintain a baseball complex to serve our expanding community, where youth can share team spirit and a full sense of accomplishment. Our purpose is to enhance self-esteem, while fostering good sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship through team play. In addition, our intention is to develop special needs programs and offer scholarship opportunities. At the forefront of our efforts will be the need to provide ongoing awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
CLASS OF 2016 SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED TO HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL PLAYERS
Double Angel Foundation will again offer $1000 scholarships to institutions of higher education for members of the Class of 2016 for Legend High School, Chaparral High School, Ponderosa High School and Lutheran High School. The inaugural year of this new scholarships program was for the Class of 2012. Scholarships must be submitted with all documentation no later than March 15th of the graduating year.
DOUBLE ANGEL BALLPARK
Double Angel Foundation is proud to announce a partnership agreement has been reached with GameDay Baseball to operate and manage the Double Angel Ballpark in Parker. All scheduling, park rentals, park maintenance and upkeep will be under the direction of GameDay. For information, please contact:
NEWS FROM THE BALLPARK
As of July 31, 2012, the Double Angel Baseball Club ceased operations. That organization had managed the Double Angel Ballpark since January of 2011; thus the Double Angel Foundation has once again taken over the operations and management of the park. On behalf of everyone involved with the Foundation, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience teams had during this changeover.
All inquiries regarding the ballpark should now be addressed to the Foundation. The Foundation is currently negotiating for a new partner to manage the ballpark for the future.
Assistance Available to Play Baseball for all ages
Double Angel Foundation believes that no child should be denied the opportunity to play baseball for financial reasons. Organized sports are about much more than just the game, as it teaches discipline, work ethic, team work, time management, and provides much needed exercise. Double Angel offers scholarships to youth ballplayers at all levels for up to $500 per season to cover registration fees, uniforms, equipment, training and other expenses, based on financial need. Please use the link below to access the application.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Applications for 2016 are available now!
Dillon and Logan Dixey’s spirit carries on as we, the Double Angel Foundation, honor their passion for baseball and lifelong potential by providing $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from high schools in Parker.
In addition to the high school scholarships, seven youth scholarships were funded by the foundation in conjunction with the Town of Parker Parks and Recreation Department. These scholarships help with fees for summer youth baseball and softball programs.
This year for the first time, the high school scholarships were open to girls as well as boys. The Double Angel Foundation honored the four recipients of the 2015 scholarships at a reception on July 17 at The Pinery Country Club.
Congratulations to the 2015 High School Scholarship Recipients:
Jordan Stephens. Legend High School, attending Dallas Baptist University. Stephens recalled how baseball has been a part of his life since he could walk. He said the game has taught him invaluable lessons like the importance of teamwork, character and courage. “When I’m challenged with my most difficult moments, I can step on the field and find inner peace and resolve,” he wrote.
Nathan Vaughn. Lutheran High School, attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In his essay, Vaughn reflected on the moment in his life when failure first affected him. Unable to play in a once-in-a-lifetime game, Vaughn learned lessons from the legends before him. “Just as Hank Aaron turned a strikeout into a walk-off home run, it is up to us to turn our worst failures into our greatest triumphs,” he wrote.
Hannah Jamison. Ponderosa High School, attending Grand Canyon University. Jamison wrote about how softball has shaped her life. “I have learned so many things on the field that have altered and improved the way I handle things during my everyday life,” she wrote. Hard work, determination, positivity and perserverance are all lessons she said have improved her life on and off the field.
Brandon DeLay. Chaparral High School, attending Colorado State University. In his essay, DeLay recounted how a major injury during his sophomore year only motivated him to play better. Even though he missed several months of games and practice, he was better than ever when he recovered. “The road may be long and painful, but if you keep putting all of your energy into getting past these setbacks then you will overcome your obstacles and rebound better than before.”
ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THE DOUBLE ANGEL BRONZE AT THE NEW PARKER LIBRARY
A bronze replica of the big sculpture at the entrance to the ballpark has found a home at the New Parker Library to open later this year. Leave a legacy in local baseball by becoming a sponsor of this sculpture. For a $250 donation you will have your name engraved on a plaque with the bronze at the library as well as at the big sculpture at the ballpark. To become a sponsor, see our order form links below.