For over 30 years, the Greater Waco Chamber has hosted luncheons to excite the community for upcoming sports seasons. The three-part Sports Luncheon Series is held annually to help rally the community behind collegiate baseball/softball, college and high school football and college men’s and women’s basketball. At each Sports Luncheon, a scholarship committee awards a scholarship to two outstanding students in McLennan County. Check back in July 2020 for updated scholarship forms!
Tip Off Sports Luncheon
The Tip Off Sports Luncheon will be held in Oct. 2020 to provide a preview of the upcoming local basketball season for Baylor University and McLennan Community College.
The Tip Off Luncheon includes a preview of Baylor’s upcoming college basketball season from Lady Bears’ head coach Kim Mulkey and Baylor Bears’ head coach Scott Drew. McLennan Community College women’s head coach Ricky Rhodes and men’s head coach Kevin Gill also provide a preview to their upcoming seasons.
Prior year speakers have included Holly Rowe, ESPN Reporter and Play-by-Play Commentator, ESPN basketball analysts Fran Fraschilla and Carolyn Peck, Carroll Dawson (former GM Houston Rockets), Shelby Metcalf (former A&M Coach), Bobby Knight (former Texas Tech Head Coach), Van Chancellor (2004 Olympic Coach & former Houston Comets Coach), Leon Barmore/Kim Mulkey, and Marion Jones (former Olympic Gold Medalist track and WNBA player).
Kick Off Luncheon
- 2020 Kick Off Scholarship Application Form (Due April, 21, 2020)
Tip Off Luncheon
- 2020 Tip Off Scholarship Application Form (Due September 11, 2020)
First Pitch Luncheon
- 2021 First Pitch Scholarship Application Form (Due November 10, 2020 )
All scholarship applications MUST be received by the deadline (not postmarked) at the Waco Chamber of Commerce. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you have any questions or concerns about deadlines or the process, please contact Brittany Knight at 254-757-5605. Presenting sponsorship for the Sport Luncheon Scholarships provided by Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar.