Sara Sedin received the first annual Bellmawr Girls Softball League BGSL Ramona Olive Memorial Scholarship Award.
Sara fulfilled all the eligibility requirements to be considered for the scholarship that will be awarded each fall at the league's banquet. A candidate must "graduate" from the BGSL program, possess demonstrated leadership ability on and off the playing field, and have a keen interest and dedication to the BGSL.
Sara is a 2007 graduate of Triton High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society.
She is currently attending Camden County College and studying computer graphics.
The scholarship is named in memory of long-time coach and league officer, Ramona Olive. After beating breast cancer a decade earlier, Ramona succumbed to a cancer relapse with other complications in June 2006. Ramona was a tireless volunteer year round for youth of Bellmawr.
Whether it has been wearing pink awareness ribbons or pink uniforms during tournaments or other fund raising efforts, the league has made a concerted effort to promote breast cancer awareness since Ramona's passing.
Many league members, along with members of Ramona's family, have participated in the annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Walk for the cure at Cooper River Park.
The league's efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Bellmawr Mayor Frank Filipek and members of Council have awarded tournament championship teams with jackets adorned with embroidered pink ribbons and certificates of appreciation for exemplary representation of the Bellmawr Borough.