Hamilton Area YMCA

The William “Bill” Pecci Memorial Scholarship

The Hamilton Area YMCAs baseball program was established by William “Bill” Pecci more than 40 years ago. Bill spearheaded the project to convert Sayen Park into a baseball field. He, along with the Hamilton Area YMCA and many others, contributed their time, talent and treasure to create a baseball program which was accessible to all who wished to play the game, as there were few opportunities for youth to participate in affordable, recreational baseball. In 1995, Sayen Field was renamed in Bill’s honor to “Pecci Field”. 

To honor the passion and dedication of Bill Pecci to the sport of baseball and his commitment to the children of the Hamilton Township Community, the Hamilton Area YMCA has created the William “Bill” Pecci Scholarship to carry on his legacy. The scholarship celebrates those athletes who demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship and community service. Two $1,000 awards will be given each year. 

Applicants must complete the attached application including all required paperwork and return to the Hamilton Area YMCA no later than the date indicated on the application. 

Applications must be submitted to Denise Wyers at dwyers@hamiltonymca.org or mailed to the JKR Branch by April 24, 2020. Click here for the complete application.