Chasing the Dream Foundation

By Joel Comm October 30, 1997 13 Comments   

When Hank Aaron broke the all time home run record of Babe Ruth, it was a moment in sports history that will never be forgotten. It was also a moment in time that will not soon fade into memory. The site today, while about Mr. Aaron, is not about that home run. It is about one of the many quality things he has done since then.

The site is called Chasing the Dream Foundation, and is an organization founded by Mr. Aaron to help underprivileged children get an education. It does this by contributing scholarships to them through various channels. At this site, you can find out what is the driving force behind the foundation, as well as learn a little about Mr. Aaron’s life and career. There is a chance to contribute to the organization in a unique way, by sending in a piece of sports equipment, and having it personally autographed by Mr. Aaron himself. There are links to other Hank Aaron sites as well.

Visit here, and find out what one of the finest gentlemen who ever took to a baseball field is up to. It is a visit that will open your eyes, and make an impression on you. Enjoy your stop.

http://www.hankaaron.com/

Share Button

Uncategorized
13 Comments to “Chasing the Dream Foundation”
  1. Amina Richey says:
    I am looking for more information on the chasing the dream foundation. I am looking for funding for my daughter to attend a cheerleading team and/or camp for the 2[phone number removed] school year.
  2. Rosalina B. says:
    To whom it may concern, Hello, my name is Rosalina and I am a foster youth at San Pasqual Academy, a residential educational facility in Escondido, California. The youth here have and continue to face a great deal of adversity. As a senior I am doing my atmost to find scholarships for college. Is it possiable that your foundation might provide scholarships for my peers as well as myself ? If so please get back to me as soon as possiable. I would greatly appriciate it. Thank you for your time. Sincerly, Rosalina B.
  3. Reena Gollapudy says:
    Hello, My son aged 12, is an international open water marathon swimmer with three world records to his credit. I would like to contact Mr. Hank Aaron in order to explore the possibility of my son getting a Chasing the Dream Foundation scholarship so that he can pursue his dream of qualifying for the newest Olympic Sport, The 10km race. I would appreciate help in this regard! Thanks and regards Reena
  4. Toni says:
    I would like information pertaining to academic and athletic scholarships for young men 14 to 16 years of age.
  5. sonya walthall says:
    I would like to get information on the Chasing the Dream Foundation for my 13-year-old son who plays baseball at John H. White park. He plays under the Negro League name Black Yankees.
  6. Erin Patrick says:
    Where can I get the Hank Aaron movie " Chasing the Dream" on DVD if available.
  7. SUBJECT: Grant to Promote the Image of African American Women to Correct Images Seen After Katrina ELAINE NORTH Writer, Editor Author of Adventures of Nebraska Wade 1232 N. LaSalle - #427, Chicago, IL 60610 [email removed] - www.elainenorth.com [phone number removed] October 3, 2005 PROPOSAL INQUIRY LETTER Executive Director: The slow response to Hurricane Katrina victims stranded in New Orleans blatantly reveals social problems relative to race that still exist in this country. I write this proposal for a grant for $5,000 to provide a more positive historical image for African American women, which can help foster harmony and basic human respect and dignity for all. America is a better country than the unpleasant images we saw on television for five days after Katrina flooded New Orleans. Primarily, African American women along with young children, the elderly, teenagers, sick people, and fewer men, were stranded before the New Orleans Convention Center in dangerous and extremely unsanitary conditions, in scorching heat, receiving no food and water and not being rescued for five days. This was one of the most objectionable events in American history. I assert, that the slow response to Katrina in New Orleans was due to negative and non-existent historical images in the media for African American women, which causes her to be perceived as obscure and otherly in this society. By clarifying the image for the free, dynamic black woman of the 19th century, this can help end some of the historically and traditionally rooted social stigmatism that black women still encounter today. This proposal is for a grant to bring wide public exposure to my new historical novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade, which can be instrumental in correcting negative and non-existent images in the media for 19th century African-American women that is the practice to this day. Adventures of Nebraska Wade is an important literary work about an elegant black dressmaker who travels throughout the Old West. This novel presents totally new, refreshing imagery for the African-American woman of the 19th century, as free, high-spirited, refined and smart, rather than the present consistent continual media images of a slave or downtrodden. Adventures of Nebraska Wade places the African-American woman in historical context within American society and can be essential to finally giving her a persona and presence within the historical-social framework of American society. A best way to correct the historical image of African American women is through informative and educational book reviews and interviews in the media for the novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade; and these book reviews and interviews can be obtained by me, the author, submitting Media Kits to the media, which this grant will fund. Western society, as we perceive it, was defined by literature that depicts the nineteenth century, such as the works of Dickens in England, Tolstoy in Russia, and Twain in the U.S. Imagery that these great writers and others depicted for 19th century society and women holds to this day. Yet, those writers for 19th century society have failed to clearly define black women during that period; or she is not depicted at all, which deems her out of the picture, non-existent, and which causes African American women tremendous exclusion and ostracism as well as lose of credibility even today. I am the author of six books. Adventures of Nebraska Wade was published by iUniverse in June 2004. Due to keen interest in this western novel, I have appeared on radio, television, and was noted in newspapers, but only in a limited way considering the social and historical magnitude of the novel. Today, living in the U.S. can be an extremely unpleasant experience for a large segment of upstanding minority women, because America has not resolved some serious social problems relative to race that are deeply rooted in its history. To this day, throughout the country many African-American women are experiencing the blunt of oppression, ostracism and abuse from others within the society. Increasingly, significant numbers of African-American women are finding themselves excluded from opportunities rendered by the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, particularly the women's movement, and only a small elite segment of African-American women are gaining professional positions. Today, since the Civil Rights Movement, many white men easily perceive white women with a modern liberated image of 2005 and extend to them good jobs and business opportunities, but for the African-American woman, there is a dilemma about where she fits in within this society as we have arrived at this new millennium. As a result, too many well-qualified African American women are experiencing total exclusion from all avenues of valuable attainment, which denies them access to the U.S. economy. A lack of knowledge of her, I assert, contributes significantly to this problem. It is imperative that imagery for the African-American woman is clarified and shown in positive, respectable ways, not just for today, but for prior centuries as well, her positive historical presence within American society; and in real life and not just for black women who are celebrities , Presenting positive 19th century images for the African-American woman can be essential to dissolving confusion about who she is by others in society today, which can significantly help bridge the unfortunate racial divide that America now faces. Adventures of Nebraska Wade makes it clear that she too is an American, which can substantially help promote unity among the races in this country. Additionally, this novel will be important for African American women to learn their significance in the founding of this great nation, and important for others to learn these historical facts. While we sometimes see images in literature and the media for 19th century black men who look dignified, educated and adorned in top hats and vested suits, to this day the image for the black woman of the 19th century consistently depicts her scrubbing somebody�fs floor with a rag on her head. Traditionally based unresolved socio-cultural problems relative to race relations are addressed and explained with solutions in the novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade. This is a timely novel, which is long overdue, because it fills a void by clarifying a richly developed, positive, respectful historical image for African-American women, so that today she too can live with dignity and respect in this great nation. In the novel, Nebraska Wade comes of age in 1872, becomes an elegant dressmaker, makes wise decisions, lives a fun-filled life, and wears high fashion Paris designs as she travels throughout the Wild West. Adventures of Nebraska Wade is the first book of a cowboy trilogy, of which the other two books have been written. It is a great love story. In Adventures of Nebraska Wade, Nebraska grows up poor on the western Nebraska plains raised by her grandfather who is a runaway slave and fur trapper. At age 17, the country girl moves to Lincoln where she evolves into an elegant dressmaker and experiences intrigue and jeopardy. She meets a black adventurer, marries him, and goes out West with him. The couple pans gold, go to wild towns and experience other adventures. In the trilogy, Nebraska becomes lost from her husband, and she spends the rest of her life searching for him throughout the Old West as she encounters much intrigue and adventure. Nebraska Wade represents all women in the West. This novel is based on true history of the 19th century, including: the Gold Rush, the Civil War, abolition of slavery, Reconstruction, the onslaught of Jim Crow, life on the plains, the transcontinental railroad, the end of the great cowboy, the demise of Native Americans, and the rise of the West. The focus of the interviews that this grant shall fund will not address the racial problems, but the solutions. The interviews will be positive presentations that clarify positive imagery for all women. In interviews, this author focuses on: �� Historical and social concepts depicted in the western novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade �� Developing and writing the novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade �� Women in the 19th century �� Outstanding and interesting people in the Old West �� Pointers on how to write a novel The Media Kits sent through this grant will be essential to generating book reviews and interviews, which will promote public knowledge through entertaining literature that depicts the richness of American history as it evolved in the 19th century with the inclusion of African American women. Each Media Kit package will consist of: a cover letter requesting a book review or interview, a copy of the novel, press release and synopsis for the book, a list of the author�fs six books, the author�fs biography, and the author�fs artistic resume. These Kits will be sent to major national and local media: book reviewers, newspapers, literary journals, magazines, and radio and television programs. The Media Kits will also be sent to specialized media categories, which include: history, western, minority, and women media. These packages will be addressed to the appropriate individuals within the media company, such as book reviewers, editors, executive editors, and producers requesting book reviews and interviews. One week after sending the Media Kits, follow-up calls will be made by the author to each media company. The success of this project will be measured by the number of interviews and book reviews received from media companies that receive Media Kits funded by this grant. The cost of preparing and sending each Media Kit through U.S. mail is $25.00, and all of the funds received for this grant will be used to mail these Media Kits. The Media packages will be sent within thirty days after receiving the funds for this grant. In the coming months the author will apply for additional grants to send media kits to other media companies. From the author�fs interviews, the author will develop four motivational lectures: 1. �gHow to Write Like a Pro!: The Art of Creative Writing,�h 2. �gDeveloping and Writing the Cowboy Novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade and Other Novels by Elaine North,�h 3. �gPersistence to Success,�h and 4. �gLecture by Elaine North,�h which discusses all three topics listed above. Adventures of Nebraska Wade took four years to write, after the author�fs twenty year career working as a writer and editor. Presently, I work as an editor of books, scripts, and proposals, and I present lectures on writing and my books. Since age twelve, I looked forward to traveling. I have worked as a secretary at an international organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and as an executive secretary at corporations in New York City. I studied journalism at Los Angeles City College and was an acclaimed newspaper photojournalist in the 1980s. Photojournalism gave me the opportunity to visit Africa, and to live in New Orleans for six months, which was an extremely culturally inspiring experience for me. I hold a history degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Currently, I live in Chicago, where I am completing a relationship guide that instructs women on how to present themselves and interact appropriately to get the relationship they desire. For further information on Adventures of Nebraska Wade and the author, please visit www.elainenorth.com. Thank you for your attention and favorable consideration. Respectfully yours, Elaine North Writer, Editor Author of Adventures of Nebraska Wade 1232 N. LaSalle - #427, Chicago, IL 60610 [email removed] www.elainenorth.com [phone number removed]
  8. SUBJECT: Grant to Promote the Image of African American Women to Correct Images Seen After Katrina ELAINE NORTH Writer, Editor Author of Adventures of Nebraska Wade 1232 N. LaSalle - #427, Chicago, IL 60610 [email removed] - www.elainenorth.com [phone number removed] October 3, 2005 PROPOSAL INQUIRY LETTER Executive Director: The slow response to Hurricane Katrina victims stranded in New Orleans blatantly reveals social problems relative to race that still exist in this country. I write this proposal for a grant for $5,000 to provide a more positive historical image for African American women, which can help foster harmony and basic human respect and dignity for all. America is a better country than the unpleasant images we saw on television for five days after Katrina flooded New Orleans. Primarily, African American women along with young children, the elderly, teenagers, sick people, and fewer men, were stranded before the New Orleans Convention Center in dangerous and extremely unsanitary conditions, in scorching heat, receiving no food and water and not being rescued for five days. This was one of the most objectionable events in American history. I assert, that the slow response to Katrina in New Orleans was due to negative and non-existent historical images in the media for African American women, which causes her to be perceived as obscure and otherly in this society. By clarifying the image for the free, dynamic black woman of the 19th century, this can help end some of the historically and traditionally rooted social stigmatism that black women still encounter today. This proposal is for a grant to bring wide public exposure to my new historical novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade, which can be instrumental in correcting negative and non-existent images in the media for 19th century African-American women that is the practice to this day. Adventures of Nebraska Wade is an important literary work about an elegant black dressmaker who travels throughout the Old West. This novel presents totally new, refreshing imagery for the African-American woman of the 19th century, as free, high-spirited, refined and smart, rather than the present consistent continual media images of a slave or downtrodden. Adventures of Nebraska Wade places the African-American woman in historical context within American society and can be essential to finally giving her a persona and presence within the historical-social framework of American society. A best way to correct the historical image of African American women is through informative and educational book reviews and interviews in the media for the novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade; and these book reviews and interviews can be obtained by me, the author, submitting Media Kits to the media, which this grant will fund. Western society, as we perceive it, was defined by literature that depicts the nineteenth century, such as the works of Dickens in England, Tolstoy in Russia, and Twain in the U.S. Imagery that these great writers and others depicted for 19th century society and women holds to this day. Yet, those writers for 19th century society have failed to clearly define black women during that period; or she is not depicted at all, which deems her out of the picture, non-existent, and which causes African American women tremendous exclusion and ostracism as well as lose of credibility even today. I am the author of six books. Adventures of Nebraska Wade was published by iUniverse in June 2004. Due to keen interest in this western novel, I have appeared on radio, television, and was noted in newspapers, but only in a limited way considering the social and historical magnitude of the novel. Today, living in the U.S. can be an extremely unpleasant experience for a large segment of upstanding minority women, because America has not resolved some serious social problems relative to race that are deeply rooted in its history. To this day, throughout the country many African-American women are experiencing the blunt of oppression, ostracism and abuse from others within the society. Increasingly, significant numbers of African-American women are finding themselves excluded from opportunities rendered by the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, particularly the women's movement, and only a small elite segment of African-American women are gaining professional positions. Today, since the Civil Rights Movement, many white men easily perceive white women with a modern liberated image of 2005 and extend to them good jobs and business opportunities, but for the African-American woman, there is a dilemma about where she fits in within this society as we have arrived at this new millennium. As a result, too many well-qualified African American women are experiencing total exclusion from all avenues of valuable attainment, which denies them access to the U.S. economy. A lack of knowledge of her, I assert, contributes significantly to this problem. It is imperative that imagery for the African-American woman is clarified and shown in positive, respectable ways, not just for today, but for prior centuries as well, her positive historical presence within American society; and in real life and not just for black women who are celebrities , Presenting positive 19th century images for the African-American woman can be essential to dissolving confusion about who she is by others in society today, which can significantly help bridge the unfortunate racial divide that America now faces. Adventures of Nebraska Wade makes it clear that she too is an American, which can substantially help promote unity among the races in this country. Additionally, this novel will be important for African American women to learn their significance in the founding of this great nation, and important for others to learn these historical facts. While we sometimes see images in literature and the media for 19th century black men who look dignified, educated and adorned in top hats and vested suits, to this day the image for the black woman of the 19th century consistently depicts her scrubbing somebody�fs floor with a rag on her head. Traditionally based unresolved socio-cultural problems relative to race relations are addressed and explained with solutions in the novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade. This is a timely novel, which is long overdue, because it fills a void by clarifying a richly developed, positive, respectful historical image for African-American women, so that today she too can live with dignity and respect in this great nation. In the novel, Nebraska Wade comes of age in 1872, becomes an elegant dressmaker, makes wise decisions, lives a fun-filled life, and wears high fashion Paris designs as she travels throughout the Wild West. Adventures of Nebraska Wade is the first book of a cowboy trilogy, of which the other two books have been written. It is a great love story. In Adventures of Nebraska Wade, Nebraska grows up poor on the western Nebraska plains raised by her grandfather who is a runaway slave and fur trapper. At age 17, the country girl moves to Lincoln where she evolves into an elegant dressmaker and experiences intrigue and jeopardy. She meets a black adventurer, marries him, and goes out West with him. The couple pans gold, go to wild towns and experience other adventures. In the trilogy, Nebraska becomes lost from her husband, and she spends the rest of her life searching for him throughout the Old West as she encounters much intrigue and adventure. Nebraska Wade represents all women in the West. This novel is based on true history of the 19th century, including: the Gold Rush, the Civil War, abolition of slavery, Reconstruction, the onslaught of Jim Crow, life on the plains, the transcontinental railroad, the end of the great cowboy, the demise of Native Americans, and the rise of the West. The focus of the interviews that this grant shall fund will not address the racial problems, but the solutions. The interviews will be positive presentations that clarify positive imagery for all women. In interviews, this author focuses on: �� Historical and social concepts depicted in the western novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade �� Developing and writing the novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade �� Women in the 19th century �� Outstanding and interesting people in the Old West �� Pointers on how to write a novel The Media Kits sent through this grant will be essential to generating book reviews and interviews, which will promote public knowledge through entertaining literature that depicts the richness of American history as it evolved in the 19th century with the inclusion of African American women. Each Media Kit package will consist of: a cover letter requesting a book review or interview, a copy of the novel, press release and synopsis for the book, a list of the author�fs six books, the author�fs biography, and the author�fs artistic resume. These Kits will be sent to major national and local media: book reviewers, newspapers, literary journals, magazines, and radio and television programs. The Media Kits will also be sent to specialized media categories, which include: history, western, minority, and women media. These packages will be addressed to the appropriate individuals within the media company, such as book reviewers, editors, executive editors, and producers requesting book reviews and interviews. One week after sending the Media Kits, follow-up calls will be made by the author to each media company. The success of this project will be measured by the number of interviews and book reviews received from media companies that receive Media Kits funded by this grant. The cost of preparing and sending each Media Kit through U.S. mail is $25.00, and all of the funds received for this grant will be used to mail these Media Kits. The Media packages will be sent within thirty days after receiving the funds for this grant. In the coming months the author will apply for additional grants to send media kits to other media companies. From the author�fs interviews, the author will develop four motivational lectures: 1. �gHow to Write Like a Pro!: The Art of Creative Writing,�h 2. �gDeveloping and Writing the Cowboy Novel Adventures of Nebraska Wade and Other Novels by Elaine North,�h 3. �gPersistence to Success,�h and 4. �gLecture by Elaine North,�h which discusses all three topics listed above. Adventures of Nebraska Wade took four years to write, after the author�fs twenty year career working as a writer and editor. Presently, I work as an editor of books, scripts, and proposals, and I present lectures on writing and my books. Since age twelve, I looked forward to traveling. I have worked as a secretary at an international organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and as an executive secretary at corporations in New York City. I studied journalism at Los Angeles City College and was an acclaimed newspaper photojournalist in the 1980s. Photojournalism gave me the opportunity to visit Africa, and to live in New Orleans for six months, which was an extremely culturally inspiring experience for me. I hold a history degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Currently, I live in Chicago, where I am completing a relationship guide that instructs women on how to present themselves and interact appropriately to get the relationship they desire. For further information on Adventures of Nebraska Wade and the author, please visit www.elainenorth.com. Thank you for your attention and favorable consideration. Respectfully yours, Elaine North Writer, Editor Author of Adventures of Nebraska Wade 1232 N. LaSalle - #427, Chicago, IL 60610 [email removed] www.elainenorth.com [phone number removed]
  9. mecie says:
    My daughter received a chasing the dream award 2003 from Grant Boys and Girls Club in Austell, Ga but she has not received the plaque or trophy? Who do I contact with the information?
  10. Chinita says:
    I would like to receive some information about scholarships for girls and boys 12 years and older.
  11. Suzanne says:
    I am looking for information pertaining to the Hank Aaron scholarship for children 9 and older in the performing arts. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you!
  12. eryn says:
    i would not include this for children because the website that i viewed had "naked celebrities" and "celebrity s*x" as a search option!!
  13. Brian E. Miller says:
    I am looking for the web site where Mr. Aaron will sign a personal photo of himself and my children. Does anybody know where I can find it?

Leave a Reply

(required)

(required)