Lexington County Blowfish donate $3,000 to S.C. State Fair Scholarship Program
The season of the Lexington County Fair just completed by the Lexington County Blowfish has proven beneficial to the S.C. State Fair’s “Ride of Your Life Scholarship” program.
Co-owner Bill Shanahan and general manager Theo Bacot presented a $3,000 check to cover 2 scholarships awarded for the next 2 years.
The funds were raised througout the season thanks to fan donations and team sponsors. Throughout the season, fans could place bids on the Fair-themed jersey of their choice through our annual jersey auction. The money raised through this season long online auction would go to the South Carolina State Fair Scholarship Fund.
“We are delighted to honor and reward these outstanding students,” State Fair manager, Nancy Smith said. “Educating the state’s youth remains a priority of the fair, and we are thrilled to continue that mission.”
The South Carolina State Fair annually awards 50 scholarships to South Carolina high school students planning to pursue their studies at any public or private college, university or technical college in the state.
The scholarships are awarded at an annual rate of $1,500 and are based on academic and extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need, and completeness of the application.
This year’s S.C. State fair will take place Oct. 9-20.