BSI will continue to assist sports programs that help provide great experiences for the young people involved - as well as help provide sports related community activities designed to entertain area residents.Learn More
BSI provides scholarships to area student athletes to help them further their education at the college or r trade/technical school level . Western PA High school seniors can earn $1000 grants. In addition college students can earn honorariums for specific projects. Applications can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by checking with your local HS athletic director.Learn More
BSI believes that student leadership - on the field and off - is important. For that reason, not only is that one of the aspects considered for scholarship winners, we are now planning leadership programs to urge students to become active in school and community activities. BSI plans to co-operate with and assist programs sponsored by others, who share our goal of promoting volunteerism and leadership.Learn More
Our History - Founded in 2001, BSI was responsible for building a professional minor league ballpark and to help spur economic growth, as well as to enhance the quality of life for area residence through sports and entertainment. That was accomplished, and that venue has been the home of the Washington Wild Things for nearly two decades - and has seen countless concerts, college and high school baseball games including WPIAL championship play-offs. Since the ballpark was built - new construction and development nearby has taken place - creating more than 1000 jobs, has stimulated more that $150 million in new construction and is now generating over $1 million annually in new tax revenue.
Our goal is to continue our scholarship program for area high school seniors -boys and girls - to help them advance their education at the college level. So far, BSI has donated more than $70,000 in scholarships. All Western PA high school seniors - who play either baseball or softball, are eligible to apply. More so than their athletic ability, the scholarships are awarded based on academics, along with that student's school and community activities & volunteerism.
Our newest goal is to promote and award student athletes who take a leadership role in community and school activities, even more so than we have in the past. Student Leadership Awards will be given to a number of students who take an active part in projects endorsed by BSI - designed to teach the importance of leadership responsibilities, awareness of world events and volunteerism . Under the banner of Education & Leadership, we will be providing more specific information about this aspect in the very near future.
In addition to our normal high school scholarship program, BSI in co-operation with the World Affairs Council of America, Pittsburgh branch, college student projects will take place in the spring semester of 2021, whereby students can be considered for honorarium considerations. For more information, follow announcements here and through your respective college.Read More
THIS EVENT IS NOW FILLED - Area high schools are being contacted about the BSI Student Leadership Forum to be held on Monday Oct 7 from 10 am thru 2 pm at a Pittsburgh area university. This event, will be free to area high school seniors. The theme of the forum will be the "importance of better understanding world affairs" and in the "active engagement with others around the world". As future leaders in government and business, it will be today's students, who will play a major role for America on the world stage.Read More