Desmond Lindsay has a strong desire to give back! To give you some background, The Taylor Emmons Scholarship was established by the Emmons Family after the untimely passing of their son, Taylor William Emmons, on December 5th, 2010. With a mission to provide opportunities for socio-economically diverse students to experience an independent, college preparatory education at The Out-of-Door Academy’s Upper School, The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund annually awards a new recipient with a full 4-year high school scholarship. Our very first recipient, Desmond Lindsay was honored with this amazing opportunity.
Desmond has character, morals and values and it has been fabulous to see him grow over the years. Desmond has the maturity and passion that few young men his age possess. Through his two Home Run Derby tournaments Desmond brought the Lakewood Ranch community together and raised over $16,000 for the Taylor Emmons Scholarship his first year and then just hand delivered a check for $27,690. Using creative fundraising efforts that coincide with Desmond’s love for the game of baseball, the groundwork has been laid for The Taylor Emmons Scholarship to flourish for years to come.
We are so very proud of Desmond Lindsay and what he has accomplished on and off the field. He has made numerous home runs in our eyes and the game has only just begun!!!