Leaving a Legacy Through Sportsmanship
Some of the best lessons Terry Schuler ever learned were on the baseball field. They may not have been lessons in batting, or throwing, or fielding, but lessons about life. These are the lessons that guided Terry through adulthood. Lessons that were life-changing. Terry wanted other children to learn those same lessons on the ballfield. Lessons taught by working with coaches and other players and experiences that helped send him to adulthood successfully.
The Terry Schuler Little League Fund in the Washington County Community Foundation will award one child from each of the seven leagues of baseball and softball, through the Salem Parks and Recreation Department, a Sportsmanship Award at the end of regular season play.
Terry knew not every child could have the best batting average or the highest strikeout percentage; but, he did know that every child could learn a lesson in the dirt of the field. That lesson is how to treat others.