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06/06/19 – First Logan Billings Scholarships Awarded

June 6, 2019 2018-2019 News Releases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2019

The KHSAA is proud to announce the recipients of the first Logan Billings Memorial Scholarships. Hazard’s Bailey Blair and Rowan County’s A.J. Hacker received the scholarships by virtue of their selection as Most Outstanding Player in the Baseball Semi-State games at Morehead State this past weekend. Each individual will receive a $500 scholarship payable to their enrolled institution of higher learning.

Logan Billings, the son of KHSAA Board of Control member Darrell Billings and his wife Jennifer, died unexpectedly in July, 2018. Following his untimely death, the family approved an initiative from the Association to establish a scholarship in Logan’s name, funded by private donations earmarked for that cause.

“Darrell, Jennifer, Logan and the entire Billings’ family have given a lifetime of service to the folks in Eastern Kentucky and the rest of the state. Long before Darrell was a member of our Board of Control, he and his family were involved throughout the state and modeled the concept of servant leadership,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “It is only fitting that we find a way to honor Logan’s memory through this project. Recognizing student-athletes from his beloved mountain roots seems the most fitting way to kick off these awards. We will continue to work closely with Darrell and Jennifer to ensure their wishes and Logan’s legacy are honored in the best manner in the future.”

Logan Billings was sales manager of Tanner Chrysler Products in Stanton. He was inducted into the Powell County High School Baseball Hall of Fame and played collegiate baseball at the University of Pikeville.

“Logan was passionate in his love for baseball and high school sports. Jennifer and I are very proud to have his name associated with recognition for students in our great Commonwealth,” said Darrell Billings. “We will continue to work with the Association on the best ways to help students, and at the same time, honor his memory and legacy.”

Donations may be made to the Logan Billings Scholarship Fund, c/o KHSAA, 2280 Executive Drive, Lexington, KY 40505. Any donation to this fund will neither be part of the KHSAA General Fund nor part of operational expenditures.

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

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