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Franklin High School’s Baseball Program Awarded $2,750 From Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation & Globe Life

Date: October 11th, 2023

Benjamin Franklin High School’s Baseball Program Awarded $2,750 in Grant Funding From Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation & Globe Life

NEW ORLEANS (October 3, 2023) – The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and Globe Life presented 21 nonprofit organizations across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma – including Benjamin Franklin High School – with a total of $125,000 in grants during pre-game ceremonies at the Rangers-A’s game earlier this month.

“The Globe Life Baseball and Softball Grant Program has impacted countless communities across our five-state viewing territory for the last 12 years, and it continues to grow as we received a record number of proposals in 2023,” said Karin Morris, senior vice president of community impact and executive director of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.“We are incredibly thankful our partnership with Globe Life allowed us to fulfill 21 grant requests this year, bringing our all-time total contributions to over $975,000 in grants, furthering our mission to grow the games of baseball and softball.” 

BFHS was honored to receive $2,750 from the program, which will be used for field rentals and baseball equipment, including infield screens, baseballs, batting helmets, and pitching rubber. 

“The Spring 2023 Franklin Falcons baseball season was one of the best in our school’s history,” said Alea Cot, the president of the BFHS governing board. “Our varsity players were district champions, with a perfect winning record in district games. Six varsity players were selected for the All-District team. Isaac Jabaley ’23 was honored as the district’s Most Valuable Player. Our respected coach, Mr. Wally Scott, was honored as District Coach of the Year. And, reflecting the depth and breadth of BFHS talent, five players were chosen for the All-Academic Class baseball team. These five student-athletes had grade point averages ranging from 3.62 to 3.97. Our students manage a challenging workload of academics and extracurriculars, and they excel!” 

For more information, please contact Eve Peyton at (504) 503-0062 or epeyton@bfhsla.org

About Benjamin Franklin High School 

Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans’ most outstanding public charter school, has been preparing students for success through academic achievement since its founding in 1957. Consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation”by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and BusinessWeek, Ben Franklin is repeatedly named a National Blue Ribbon School, most recently in 2021, and produces Presidential and National Merit Scholars each year. The exceptional students, faculty, and staff at Ben Franklin are the best and the brightest in New Orleans. For more information, please visit bfhsla.org.

About the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation

Since its inception in 1991, the Foundation has invested more than $65 million in our community and is dedicated to improving the lives of children, military, first responders, and their families through meaningful programming and partnerships focused on education, health, and athletics. Signature programs include the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, presented by Toyota; the 2018 Allan H. Selig Philanthropic Excellence award-winning Richard Greene Scholars; the Charley Pride Fellowship Program; and the 50th Anniversary Legacy Grant Program. Faced with ever-increasing need in our communities, we are providing more financial assistance than ever to our neighbors through the support of partner organizations and emergency relief organizations. For more information, visit texasrangers.com/foundation.


About Globe Life

Globe Life is headquartered in McKinney, Texas, and has more than 11,000 insurance agents and 3,000 corporate employees. With a mission to Make Tomorrow Better, Globe Life is the top volume issuer of ordinary individual life insurance policies in the U.S. (as reported by S&P Global Market Intelligence) and has more life insurance policyholders than any other insurance company. Globe Life’s insurance subsidiaries include American Income Life, Family Heritage Life, Globe Life And Accident Company, Liberty National Life, and United American. More information is available at GlobeLifeInsurance.com.

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