Doyle and Joyce Beard Memorial Fund
This Memorial Fund was created in honor of Doyle and Joyce Beard who were involved in youth baseball for over 50 years. “Coach,” as he was fondly known by most, was the founder of Hardball Academy. He wished that every kid who wanted an opportunity to play baseball would be able to participate.
Joyce, known to family and friends as “Joycie’, was always kind, caring, and compassionate toward others. With an inner strength derived from her unwavering faith in God, Joyce was a true ‘baseball mom and grandma’ continuously supporting youth baseball.
This scholarship and assistance fund is designed in conjunction with the values Doyle and Joyce exhibited during their lifetimes. The fund will specifically be utilized to help deserving young players that cannot afford to play, support local area baseball organizations enhance their youth participation, and to aid non-scholarship athletes playing baseball.
Scholarships & Donations
Kyle McMahan: Coastal Bend Junior College
Sam Velazquez: Schreiner University
Parker DeLeon: Texas Southern University
League City Little League
We are a proud sponsor of League City Little League. This is an exceptionally well ran organization who’s commitment to youth baseball is out of this world. The dedication and passion to the game here is unprecedented. A portion of the Doyle Beard Memorial Fund was donated to this Organization on Opening Day of the Spring 2019 season.
Bayside Area Little League
Bayside Area Little League is a phenomenal organization with tremendous amounts of talent. These kids are blood, sweat, and tears when it comes to baseball! With the rest of the organization right behind them! A portion of the Doyle Beard Memorial Fund was donated to this organization on Opening Day of the Spring 2019 season.
NASA Area Little League
NASA Area Little League is an excellent organization that is devoted to building character, courage, and loyalty throughout their community. NALL is the only Little League affiliated sports program in the Clear Lake area. A portion of the Doyle Beard Memorial Fund was donated to this organization on Opening Day of the Spring 2019 season.