Clay Huntington Sports Communication Scholarship - Current Application

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Clay Huntington Sports Communication Scholarship - Current Application

Clay Huntington Sports Communication Scholarship - Current Application


Memo To: Principals, Athletic Directors, College Counselors, & Senior Class Advisors
From: Jim Merritt, President Tacoma Athletic Commission
Subject: Scholarship Opportunity for Senior in Sports Communication for 2021
Applications Due: Friday, April 16, 2021
Scholarship Link:

Enclosed is an application for the Clay Huntington Sports Communication Scholarship that is available to seniors who will be graduating from a Pierce County High Schools in the Spring of 2021. In addition, please share this link with students. This is a Google Form where the scholarship can be completed online without the use of paper.

Clay Huntington was a Tacoma sports broadcaster (high school, college, and professional sports) for more than 40 years. He was perhaps best known as the voice of the Tacoma Tigers of the Western International League from 1946-51.He also did the color commentary for the Tacoma Rockets hockey club in the late ’40s and early ’50s. Clay also was a sportswriter for the Tacoma Times. He was one of the founders of the Tacoma Athletic Commission and a two-time President.

The recipient receives a one-time $2500.00 scholarship from the Tacoma Athletic Commission. This scholarship will be paid directly to the finance office where the student matriculates to offset the cost of the student’s first year’s tuition.

Please make additional copies if need to reach faculty members and staff members who might be aware of a worthy candidate. Also, please send to school newspapers, yearbook staffs, broadcast and media advisors. Candidates should be involved in sports writing and/or sports casting while in high school and intend on following those interests  in college and professionally.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill White, Executive Director/Secretary at (253) 759-1124 or  Your cooperation is appreciated as we look forward to recognizing deserving high school seniors at our TAC Athlete of the Year Celebration and Tom Names Salute to Sports. We are exploring avenues with Channel 12 Tacoma to see if we can get the Salute to sports broadcasted again this year.  

Thanks for all you do.

Best Regards

Jim Merritt
President, Tacoma Athletic Commission