DOWNEY - Baseball players Juan Avena, a recent graduate of Warren High School, and Steve Pascual, a graudate of Downey High School, have each been awarded $2,000 scholarships from the 10-20 Club.Avena and Pascual both played on the RBI team out of Major League Baseball's Urban Youth Academy in Compton. Darrell Jackson, president and founder of the 10-20 Club, was pitching coach on the team. The team eventually won the RBI World Series played in Minneapolis, where Jackson pitched for the Minnesota Twins from 1978-82. Avena is currently attending Arizona Western in Yuma, Ariz., and Pacual is attending Golden West College in Huntington Beach. Funding for the scholarships was provided by Gangs Out of Downey, the Optimist Club of Downey and the Kenny Landreaux Celebrity Golf Tournament.
********** Published: September 22, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 23