The "Foundation" was created in 1991 by the Portsmouth Sports Club for the
purpose of providing scholarship grants to deserving, graduating high school
student/athletes from the City of Portsmouth and Western Branch High
The "Foundation" has created a charitable endowment through the efforts of
The Portsmouth Sports Club membership, and contributions from local
businesses, charitable foundations, and many individuals.
It has been the goal of "The Foundation" to build an endowment that will
support the increase in both number and dollar amount of future scholarships.
This has been accomplished this year with the awarding of eleven scholarships
in the amount of $3,500 each. The Foundation Board and the Sports Club will
continue to evaluate this objective in the future, and make the appropriate
increases as the endowment's growth allows.
Currently, five of the awarded scholarships are given in the names of W. O.
"Bill" Lewis, Past President and Sports Club Person of the Year; Joseph &
"Boots" LoFurno, Life Member and his wife; Chandler Harper, member of the
PGA & Virginia Sports Hall of Fame; Marty Brennaman, Ford C. Frick Award
Winner/ The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and a member of the
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame; and Roland "Buck" Dodson, current Chairman of
the Sports Foundation, Past President and Sports Person of the Year.
Since the inception of the Portsmouth Sports Foundation, the scholarships
awarded through the Jamboree in 2012 was approximately $312,000.00.
The balance of the endowment fund is now $200,000.00. You are invited to
become a part of this very worthwhile endeavor by making a "Tax Exempt"
contribution to The Portsmouth Sports Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 237,
Portsmouth, Virginia 23705.