2023 Chace Numata Scholarship Applications Due February 1

Erie Seawolves

The Erie SeaWolves, Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, announce today that applications are still being accepted for the 2023 Chace Numata Scholarship. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Wednesday, February 1.
Over the past three years, the SeaWolves Community Fund has awarded 36 scholarships in memory of

The Erie SeaWolves, Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, announce today that applications are still being accepted for the 2023 Chace Numata Scholarship. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Wednesday, February 1.

Over the past three years, the SeaWolves Community Fund has awarded 36 scholarships in memory of late SeaWolves catcher Chace Numata. The SeaWolves Community Fund will once again award a minimum of four (4) $1,000 scholarships annually to senior student-athletes participating in varsity baseball or softball. Honorees will be selected based on their accomplishments, contributions to a team, and their positive impact on the lives of others.

To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a college-bound senior currently attending high school and playing varsity baseball or varsity softball in Erie or Crawford Counties.
  2. Plan to enroll in a 4-year college or university in the fall of 2023 (candidates are NOT required to participate in collegiate athletics).
  3. Provide a transcript with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  4. Demonstrate their experiences as a good teammate and a kind, positive influence on others.

Additional scholarship information, details on how to submit and past winners can be found here: https://www.milb.com/erie/community/numata-scholarship.

HOW FANS CAN HELP

Those wishing to donate to the Chace Numata Scholarship can send checks payable to the SeaWolves Community Fund to:

SeaWolves Community Fund
ATTN: Numata Scholarship
831 French Street
Erie, PA 16501

Additionally, you can support the scholarship by purchasing a Chace Numata T-shirt with the hashtag #LiveLikeNumi on the back. All proceeds from shirt sales benefit the Chace Numata Scholarship. T-shirts are available in both yellow and red and can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/NumataTee.

ABOUT CHACE NUMATA

Chace Numata was a switch-hitting catcher with the Erie SeaWolves, the Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. He passed away during the 2019 baseball season at the age of 27. “Numi” played 10 professional seasons in the Phillies, Yankees and Tigers organizations and was a leader on and off the field. He was a talented baseball player and a world-class teammate. It didn’t matter if you were a professional athlete or a young child, Chace made you feel welcome. His smile was contagious and unrelenting, and his fun-loving personality could light up any environment.

ABOUT THE CHACE NUMATA SCHOLARSHIP

The SeaWolves Community Fund will award a minimum of four (4) $1,000 scholarships annually to senior student-athletes participating in varsity baseball or softball. Honorees will be selected based on their accomplishments, contributions to a team, and their positive impact on the lives of others.

ABOUT THE SEAWOLVES COMMUNITY FUND

The SeaWolves Community Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of children and adults in the greater Erie region. The SeaWolves Community Fund places a special emphasis on supporting youth programs focused on baseball, education, and wellness by developing partnerships with those who share in our mission. Each Chace Numata Scholarship is funded through individual and corporate donations to the SeaWolves Community Fund.

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