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Posted: 21.6.2012 2:53

third annual baseball tournament raises scholarship funds in memory of mcso sgt. son

On May 12, 2010 Deputy Dwayne Finley woke up to a knock at the door in the wee hours of the morning. When he opened it he was greeted by several DPS Troopers. Troopers he has known for years and Troopers he knew that would only knocking and not calling on the phone for at that hour for one reason.

Shaun Finley, age 21 had just left Fox and Hound on Tamina and Interstate 45 after drinking with friends. He came under the overpass on Research and driving his Pontiac G8 opened his car up to almost 140 MPH. It was at that point that he lost control just as he crossed under Woodlands Parkway. Hitting the curb the car started flipping. It then went airborne.

The final resting place was in the roof of a Weight Training Center. Woodlands Fire Department responded and had to use a ladder truck to access Shaun and attempt to free him for medical treatment. It was too late, he was deceased in the vehicle.

Sgt. Finley who has worked in the Woodlands area for many years and seen the dangers of drinking and driving decided to bring additional attention to it and as a memorial to his son created the “Shaun Finley Scholarship Award”.

Last Saturday the 3rd Annual Shaun Finley Scholarship Softball Tournament held at the South Montgomery Girls Softball League fields off Budde Rd. in South County. Eight teams competed for the title of first place. The team "Plan B" brought home the first place trophy  followed by the second place team "Abusement Park" As you know this scholarship benefits a high school baseball senior from both Oakridge North and College Park high school.

Joey Hernandez from Oak Ridge North and Alex Young from College Park both received a $2,500 scholarship this year.  Joey Hernandez and the Director, Dwayne Finley drawing the winning ticket for a raffle held at the event.

We would like to maintain as well as expand the participation so we can continue to provide needed scholarships to future leaders. We need community participation to continue making this fundraiser and success and keep teaching our youth drinking and driving don’t mix.

Donations can be mailed to: The Shaun Finley Scholarship, 333 Rayford Road – Box 24, Spring, Tx 77386

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ABUSEMENT PARK TEAM SECOND PLACE TEAM

 

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Joey Hernandez, scholarship winner  and the Director, Dwayne Finley drawing the winning ticket for a raffle held at the event.

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PLAN B TEAM FIRST PLACE TEAM

 

 

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WOODLANDS FIRE FIGHTERS ATTAMPT TO REMOVE FINLEY FROM HIS VEHICLE IN THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING-MAY 2010