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Giants' Wilson really honors military

Posted on: May 30, 2011 11:55 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Brian WilsonYou 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.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 5:30 am
 

Giants' Wilson really honors military

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:25 am
 

Giants' Wilson really honors military

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Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Giants' Wilson really honors military

The BEARD with extreme wit, humor, and pesonality, trumps everything with his humanitarian side. Good stuff Brian 



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 11:09 am
 

Giants' Wilson really honors military

I havn't seen that quality of beard on an athlete since"cowboy' Bill Flett. (70's NHL player )



Since: May 31, 2011
Posted on: May 31, 2011 10:09 am
 

Giants' Wilson really honors military

The Beard is the man...what an example for other ball players to follow....Smile



Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: May 31, 2011 4:44 am
 

Giants' Wilson really honors military

Nice to see  such a generous ballplayer show some respect you are indeed a gentlemen Mr Wilson




Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 1:58 am
 

Giants' Wilson really honors military

Good Work Brian.




Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 12:02 am
 

Giants' Wilson really honors military

Bravo, Brian!  That's a fine thing to do, and a great way to honor your father.  I'm sure you'll draw some fire from the grim, humorless PC folks in San Francisco for actually supporting our military, but to heck with them!


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