INTERNATIONAL FAIR AT LOYOLA: The diversity of Loyola University’s international community will be showcased during a fair from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Peace Quad. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Center for International Education and International Student Association at Loyola University. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the St. Charles Room. There will be music and dance from Casa Samba, educational displays and cuisine from a variety of countries. For information, visit loyno.edu/cie/country-fair.
SOFTBALL STANDOUT WINS SCHOLARSHIP: Daja Vigne, a former standout shortstop for St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans, has won a college scholarship available only to members of the New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy and Each One Save One.
Vigne, who is studying in a pre-physical therapy program at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi, was chosen based on her participation in the MLB Urban Youth Academy, extracurricular activities, outstanding gpa and sportsmanship.
The scholarship program was developed by the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Foundation and the Jack Fielkow Scholarship Fund.
Vigne played softball all four years at St. Mary’s Academy and was acknowledged as an All-District player and was a part of the All-District team. She was an active member of the Urban Youth League as well. Vigne is an active member of the New Life Ministry Baptist Church, where she engages in the technical and youth ministry.
The New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy at Wesley Barrow Stadium opened in 2012, replacing a 55-year-old facility that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
The facility operates in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission on a dynamic youth program that provides free, year-round baseball and softball instruction as well as educational and baseball vocation programming for young people from underserved and urban communities throughout southern Louisiana.
For information on the New Orleans Urban Youth Academy and how to get involved, visit MLB.com/urbanyouthacademy or call Eddie Davis at (504) 282-0443.