05/31/05 — Barbecue dinner to benefit scholarship

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Barbecue dinner to benefit scholarship

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on May 31, 2005 1:54 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County American Legion Post 11 members are holding a barbecue cookout June 5 in honor of former baseball standout Josh Brinkley, who tragically lost his life Oct. 15, 2003.

Plates are $5 and will be served from 5-7 p.m. prior to Post 11's home contest against archrival Snow Hill Post 94.

Brinkley starred at Southern Wayne and eventually played in the Single A Carolina League with Winston-Salem. One evening while jogging near his home in Chinquapin, Brinkley was hit and killed by car.

A $750 scholarship has been awarded in his honor to students at Southern Wayne and East Duplin High School.

Matthew Holloman, a current member of Post 11's baseball team, was the recipient this year at Southern Wayne. Holloman has made a verbal commitment to play at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville.