You can wear all the ugly hats you want, but Giants closer Brian Wilson really honored our military heroes on Memorial Day -- creating the largest scholarship given by an individual to be administered by the Air Force Association in its 65-year history.
Wilson announced the establishment of the Michael Wilson Scholarship to honor his late father, who was a member of the Air Force. The scholarship will be awarded to two future airmen or airwomen enrolled in an Air Force ROTC program.
Wilson has funded the scholarship for the next five season and will go to candidates who demonstrate leadership qualities and overcome obstacles.
"That's exactly how I got to where I am, so I wanted it to have some sort of link," Wilson told MLB.com. "I wanted to be able to give money in a certain way where it's not like a donation, but more of a reward."
Wilson said he'd like to increase the scholarship and continue it past the five years he's already committed to awarding it.
More details, including who to apply and who is eligible, are available on his website, BrianWilson38.com.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.