The Waco Chamber loves their sports, which is why for over 30 years the Waco Chamber has hosted a community-wide luncheon to get everyone excited for the upcoming sports seasons! Three luncheons are held annually to help rally the community behind college baseball/softball, college and high school football and college men’s and women’s basketball. At the Sports Luncheons each year a scholarship committee awards a scholarship to two outstanding students in McLennan County. Below you will find a copy of the application for the Waco Chamber of Commerce Sports Luncheon Scholarships, as well as the Eligibility Requirements.
We will be mailing tickets out for each luncheon two weeks prior to each event.
Tip Off Sports Luncheon
The Tip Off Sports Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, to provide a preview of the upcoming local basketball season for Baylor University and McLennan Community College. This year's Tip Off Luncheon will feature guest speaker Holly Rowe, ESPN reporter and play-by-play commentator!
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 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
- 2019 Kick Off Scholarship Application Form (CLOSED)
Tip Off Luncheon
- 2019 Tip Off Scholarship Application Form (Due September 11, 2019)
First Pitch Luncheon
- 2020 First Pitch Scholarship Application Form (Due November 14, 2019)
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.