Matt Beaty wasted no time making an impact in his rookie year as a Dodger, and now he is looking to make the same impact in his community. Beaty and his wife, Jesica, announced they are starting a scholarship fund for student-athletes and athletic programs in Weakley County, Tennessee. In an effort to raise funds for the scholarship, the Beatys will be hosting a golf tournament, picnic, and baseball camp.
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From Dresden High School to Los Angeles Dodgers, Matt Beaty has reached his field of dreams. Matt and his wife Jesica are coming back home to announce their aspirations and plans for their new Matt Beaty Fund. They established this charitable fund with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to begin giving back to programs that offer team sports and educational opportunities, two key experiences that have shaped Matt & Jesica’s lives in significant ways.
The golf tournament will be the first event and will take place on Nov. 9 at the Persimmon Hills course in Sharon, Tennessee. Signed items from Dodger players will be available for bidding in a silent auction as well.
The picnic and baseball camp will be hosted on Nov. 10 at Wilson Park, where Beaty will be taking pictures and signing autographs. The camp welcomes boys and girls from ages 5-18 to participate.
“Dresden will always be a special place to us,” Beaty told NWTN Today. “We can’t wait to support the community through this scholarship and thank everyone for all the support throughout the weekend events.”
The 26 year-old was born in Georgia, but grew up in Dresden before attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the 12th round of the 2015 MLB draft and made his big league debut with the club this past season. In 99 games, he posted a. 265 average with 9 home runs and 46 runs batted in, earning a spot on the postseason roster.
If you cannot attend either event, but are hoping to still support The Beaty Fund, you can make donations on either event page linked here.