ON A SERIOUS NOTE …

I realize the odds are that few people are going to read my blog and not have read either Jonathan’s and/or Kevin’s blog, which also mention this, but I’m going to make it a clean sweep and take a moment here to share this …

The best thing about my job are the people I meet. And without question one of the nicest, funniest guys I have ever had the good fortune to cross paths with over the years has been Dave Miley, currently the manager of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and one of the veteran skippers when it comes to active Minor League win leaders.

“Miles” and his family suffered an unimaginable tragedy, though, late this past summer when his son Cody was killed in a car crash in Tampa, just a few days shy of his 18th birthday.

One of Cody’s passions was art, and the Miley family has established The Cody Miley Memorial Art Scholarship Fund in his memory and his honor. It was created through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and will be awarded each year to a deserving and needy student from Chamberlain High School, from which Cody had just graduated.

The family’s goal is to reach at least $25,000 to make this a lifetime scholarship to keep Cody’s memory alive.

Tax deductible donations may be sent to:

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
550 North Reo Street, Suite 301
Tampa, FL 33609-1037

Checks may be made out to the Community Foundation along with a note stating that it is for The Cody Miley Memorial Art Scholarship Fund. Or the check may also be made out to The Cody Miley Memorial Art Scholarship Fund.

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