Issaquah Little League offers scholarships for players where the registration fee would pose a hardship for the
family. To request a scholarship you may register your player and include your reason for needing the scholarship in the registration.
All information will be kept in the strictest confidence.
The Brock O'Connor Baseball Scholarship
This scholarship was established in July of 2000 and has continued to grow through the loving support of people, much
like Brock, that believe that all young people should have the opportunity to participate in the "all-American pastime," baseball. The scholarship is designed to assist youth in the community
(Little League, summer leagues & high school) in need of financial assistance to pay for entry fees, uniforms, and equipment. For more information on the Brock O'Connor Scholarship fund, to
donate or request funds, please contact the issaquah little league board at [email protected]. Please understand that in the spirit of
the fund, all requests are handled confidentially.
More information is available on the Sammamish Little League web site scholarship
If you are interested in contributing to the Brock O'Connor Scholarship Fund, anything you can provide would be
greatly appreciated. The Brock O'Connor Scholarship Fund exists under the umbrella of Sammamish Little League which is an IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit so any financial contributions you make can be tax
deductible. If you have any questions about contributing to the fund please contact Jim Ardissono above. If you are interested in contributing to the fund, all you need to do is make a check
payable to "Brock O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund" and send it to:
Sammamish Little League
3020 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road SE PMB #346
Sammamish, WA 98075
Who is this young man that so greatly impacted his community & all of those that knew him?
Brock O'Connor, December 12, 1980 - June 22, 2000
Brock was a gifted athlete, a leader and a motivator of youth, his peers and adults. He exhibited enthusiasm, passion and compassion, both on and off the field. His love for people & the game
of baseball will forever remain in our hearts.
Brock lived life to the fullest. His laugh, smile & charisma were ever visible; it was not unusual to see him with a group of kids climbing on him, to see him throwing a baseball with a child,
bringing laughter to his peers, cheering on his team, handing his last cent to someone in need and at ease and delighted to be with both young & old.
Brock's love & kindness behind the scenes is what truly blessed us all. Many tell stories of his incredible compassion. There are stories of young intimidated players who joined his team and
now remember the cheerful & encouraging way that Brock welcomed them and made them feel of value.
There is an account of a friend with a younger brother who lacked a male influence in his life and of how Brock spent hours with him, doing whatever he could to help fill the void in this young
boy's life. There are stories from numerous students who remember transferring in from other schools and how Brock would be the first person to make them feel at home in their new
A bedridden friend tells of how Brock would visit him for hours on end and fill this young man's long days of boredom & loneliness. Regardless of how vigorous Brock's schedule might have been,
he could always be found on the sidelines of his younger brother's games cheering, coaching & supporting him. These and many more stories like them live on today as a reminder of how one
individual can greatly impact the lives around him.
Brock's desire to help those in need and his unwavering passion for baseball is forever alive through the Brock O'Connor Baseball Scholarship.
The Brock O'Connor Inspirational Award & Memorial plaque
As a two year Issaquah HS Varsity starting catcher, Brock was voted the team's most inspirational player. Today, this baseball award is named the Brock O'Connor inspirational award. In addition, a
memory plaque and bench are positioned alongside the HS field giving rest to the weary & unobstructed visibility to home plate.
The Brock O'Connor Little League Field, Sammamish, WA
Through two very substantial (anonymous) donations and the loving efforts of many, this field was reconstructed &
renamed in honor of Brock. As a young boy, this was Brock's favorite place to play baseball and today, young Little League players have the opportunity to demonstrate their love & passion for
the game on this very field. Every year on the anniversary of Brock's death, his peers gather here to play a softball game in his memory.