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LATEST NEWS (Thursday, February 15, 2018 -11:00pm)

Our 32nd Year!


2018 Scholarship Application now available - click here

We changed the dates of this year's tournament! click here

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The Sharkey Laureno Tournament was started in 1987 to honor the memory of John "Sharkey" Laureno. Sharkey was a longtime coach of youth baseball in the Stamford area whose passion in life was to help youngsters both on and off the field. Click here for a more comprehensive writeup about Sharkey and his background/history.

To carry on his life mission, the Sharkey Laureno Tournament is an annual event that takes place in early August to raise funds to provide college scholarships to graduates of the Stamford Babe Ruth 13-15 Baseball program. The Tournament consists of 3 divisions, a 15 & under group, a 14 & under group and a 13yr old group, with up to 6 teams from the Metropolitan area (i.e. CT, Westchester and NY) participating in each division. Awards and trophies are given to the winning and runner-up teams in each division, as well as to individual athletes who excelled in each division (e.g. most valuable player, sportsmanship honorees).

The Sharkey Laureno Tournament Committee is a non-profit organization that runs the tournament each year on a completely voluntary basis. Funds are generated through sponsor donations, entrance fees, raffles and concession stand sales, and the scholarships are awarded during the final days of the tournament. To date, over $361,000 has been awarded to 150 graduates of the Stamford Babe Ruth Baseball program. A complete listing of the students receiving scholarships is shown in the Scholarship section of the web site as is a list of our sponsors. This section also includes the scholarship application form and the eligibility requirements for the scholarships.

We are proud to run this tournament each year in Sharkey's memory and seek to continue this tradition for many years to come. We are grateful to the volunteers and sponsors who help us every year and also to the many teams that look forward to and participate in the tournament each year.

As of Dec. 2008, we are incorporated and formally known as Sharkey Laureno Scholarship Fund Inc. We are a 501(c)(3) organization as of May 2010.

The John Sharkey Laureno Memorial Tournament Committee

Wishes to thank all the volunteers, ball players, managers, coaches, families, friends, fans, and companies who donated their time, talent and financial resources to make this scholarship tournament a success.

This scholarship fund can not survive without your continuing generosity. Please help us keep this event alive.

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