'I see a lot of myself in her': Brons memorial scholarships grow, including a new one in Pittsburgh

6/18/2022 1:13:00 AM

'I see a lot of myself in her': Brons memorial scholarships grow, including a new one in Pittsburgh

'I see a lot of myself in her': Brons memorial scholarships grow, including a new one in Pittsburgh

A scholarship in memory of Dayna Brons, who died in the Broncos bus crash, has been started up in Pittsburgh. It\u0027s one of many.

“That’s why I felt such a connection to it — that is me. I travel with our men’s team all year. We don’t have any female coaching staff or anything like that. It was a weird situation, to be able to see yourself in that and to think ‘that could have been anyone.’ ”

It’s taken a few years, but the work has been done and they recently awarded their first scholarship, with a fundraising golf tournament happening soon to build a base for future years.This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.

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She’s an athletic trainer at Pittsburgh’s Chatham University, and she felt an affinity with Brons. “We’re around the same age, and I see a lot of myself in her,” says Kayda, who has launched a scholarship in Brons’s name, to be given to a Pittsburgh-area student studying athletic training. After a promising 10-10 start to the season in which Oakland received several strong pitching performances and a number of clutch hits, there was an unexpected sense of optimism surrounding the Athletics. “Every time I hear a news story, I’m ‘Wow, I wish I had gotten to work with her.m.’ “That’s why I felt such a connection to it — that is me. It didn’t take long for reality to set in for the A’s, who lost 10-1 Wednesday in Boston to a surging Red Sox team at Fenway Park. I travel with our men’s team all year. The Flash is currently scheduled to open in theaters on June 23, 2023.

We don’t have any female coaching staff or anything like that. A historically bad A’s lineup was once again overwhelmed Wednesday. “There needs to be a resolution in the Tampa Bay region for the Rays. It was a weird situation, to be able to see yourself in that and to think ‘that could have been anyone.’ ” Sixteen people died as a result of that April 6 collision with a semi at a highway intersection. A recent addition to the roster, Matt Davidson, homered in the sixth inning off former Oakland reliever Jake Diekman, but the A’s were already trailing by six runs by the time Davidson stepped in to pinch-hit for left-handed hitting DH Stephen Vogt. Kayda put a stick on her porch, and a pack like the one Brons used. The Rays said in January that MLB had rejected the team’s plan to split its season between Florida and Montreal. That Christmas, husband Tom gave her a present — he told her that he’d done a bunch of leg-work, contacted the people he needed to reach (including Dayna’s parents, Lyle and Carol Brons), and now she could take over the launching of a memorial scholarship. Kaprielian gave up seven hits and six walks in just 3 2/3 inninngs. Get our free mobile app Filed Under.

It’s taken a few years, but the work has been done and they recently awarded their first scholarship, with a fundraising golf tournament happening soon to build a base for future years. “I have a daughter myself now, and she’s only two, but I can’t even imagine what that family went through during that whole experience,” Kayda says.31 ERA in nine starts.” Asked whether he was considering relocation, Manfred responded: “Right now, I’m focused on Tampa,” putting emphasis on “right now” and later adding he was referring to the region, not the specific side of the bay. “I feel really humbled and honoured that they’re trusting me with this.” Advertisement 3 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Aside from Davison’s home run, one of the few offensive highlights for Oakland Wednesday came in the fifth-inning when rookie third baseman Jonah Bride recorded his first major league hit. Article content Carol Brons notes with a laugh that they looked Kayda up when they first learned of the effort, to make sure everything was on the up-and-up.” Related Articles.

Now she has their full support. Davidson’s home run the following inning didn’t exactly get the A’s back in the game, but Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo ended any hopes of a comeback when he launched a two-run homer off reliever Domingo Acevedo in the bottom of the inning. Brons is grateful for Kayda’s work, and notes that it’s one of many scholarships in Dayna’s name awarded in the years since the crash. There’s currently eight, with a ninth in the works.31 ERA) to beat former Oakland pitcher Rich Hill in Thursday’s series finale. Those efforts run the gamut — local, like a scholarship awarded to a student in Lake Lenore, where Dayna went to school, plus provincial and national entities like the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hockey Gives Blood, the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. “The dollar value, and the number of scholarships in her name, has grown substantially,” Brons said.

“It’s heart-warming for a family to know people care enough to do all this work. “When we started looking at doing scholarships in Dayna’s name, we were thinking locally. Then we had all these people coming forward, offering to do things like this. Last year, we calculated that well over $25,000 had already been given out in Dayna’s name. We feel pretty blessed.

” The scholarship Kayda launched is geared for athletic training students at nine different programs in the Pittsburgh area. This year, they ran it as a pilot project with a focus on Kayda’s school, and awarded the prize to Matt Calas, originally from Mississauga, who played hockey with Chatham the year of the crash and rode the bus with Kayda. Their fundraising golf tournament goes July 9, and they’ve contacted the other eight schools in the area to let them know how students can apply going forward. They have a website, which includes a donation portal, at daynabronsscholarship.org.

Advertisement 4 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content “Most of the leg-work was setting up the non-profit corporation, making sure we have all our paperwork in a row,” Kayda said. “After it’s set up, it almost runs itself. You send out applications, people apply, you read them over and pick who you think it should go to that year.” A variety of charitable initiatives, supported by various Broncos families, have sprung up in the wake of the crash.

Brons calls it “a little bit of healing. “It means a lot,” she says. “We don’t expect it, obviously — we’re just carrying on with trying to heal ourselves, and do what we can to make changes in Canadian trucking. But promoting things Dayna obviously felt were important, with blood donations and things like that … we’re trying to keep the spotlight on those kinds of things, because those were important to her and to us. “There was such an outpouring of financial support, and things like that (in the aftermath of the tragedy).

These are some of the ways we can help to give back to people. We know people gave out of their hearts, when that happened, and we want to repay it in some way by helping support these types of things.” .