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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Jake Walkup tribute approaching

  • Sixth Annual Jake Walkup Tribute Game is scheduled for Aug. 4 at Lansing High School.
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  • Every summer since his tragic death in 2008, the memory of Jake Walkup has been remembered and honored on the baseball diamond.
    This year is no different as the 6th Annual Jake Walkup Tribute Game is slated for 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Lansing High School.
    Walkup was an active member of the American Legion Reds baseball team, among other activities in the community, before his unexpected passing.
    With teams comprised of both current Reds, Lansing High School and American Legion alumni players, the contest will raise proceeds for the Jake Walkup Scholarship Fund, which awards yearly scholarships worth $500 in baseball, football and band.
    For the second year in a row, the Sonic located in Lansing will be the event's main sponsor.
    A raffle will also be held that includes prizes for Royals and T-Bones games, movie packages and much more.
    For more information or if any local businesses wish to donate prizes for the raffle or sponsor the event, contact OsFanMike@aol.com.

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