Baylor Baseball’s Austin Stone Honored by Shriners Hospitals for Children

Posted at 6:55 PM, May 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-14 19:55:52-04

WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball senior right-handed pitcher Austin Stone earned the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic Service Award, the organization announced Saturday.

The honor recognizes outstanding community service as Stone has been a willing and active volunteer for Shriners.  Over his career at Baylor, Stone has helped with Little League Challenger Division teams across Texas at Baylor Ballpark each year, goes to Houston’s Shriners Hospitals for Children annually to visit with patients and families and has established special relationships with several Waco area children and families.

“Austin’s dedication to the Central Texas community and his service minded attitude reflect the values of the Shriners International fraternity and our philanthropy,” said Jerry Gantt, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. “We are proud to see student-athletes like Austin actively support our organization and join us in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of children from around the world.”

About Shriners Hospitals for Children®

Shriners Hospitals for Children is an international health care system with 22 locations dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment regardless of the families' ability to pay.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children® College Classic

The Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic is an annual six-team college baseball tournament hosted by the Astros Foundation at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. This event is regarded as one of the top collegiate baseball tournaments in the nation, as it continues to draw fans, top-ranked programs and scouts from every Major League organization each year. The 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic will feature Baylor, TCU and Texas Tech from the Big 12 Conference competing against LSU, Ole Miss and Texas A&M from the Southeastern Conference from March 3-5.