Edge Athletics is pleased to announce that Jevin McClendon has been awarded the Dr. Yerry College Scholarship for 2010. Following in his older brother James’s footsteps, McClendon is attending Utica College in upstate New York and will be trying out for the basketball team in October. “I am very pleased that Jevin has been awarded this scholarship. He has certainly earned it” said Jim Santoro. “Jevin has worked hard on and off the court through the years and has learned some valuable lessons along the way,” he added. He was presented with a check for $1000 that is intended to help offset the cost of books and other miscellaneous expenses during the athletes freshmen year.
The scholarship fund was first created in 2006 to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Edge Athletics. Although only one athlete was awarded this year, two are available. Since the scholarships inception, Edge Athletics has awarded eight athletes, not including McClendon. Last year, the scholarship was renamed and dedicated to the late Dr. Roger Yerry, a prominent Hudson Valley physician who’s son Adam was a member of the first team called the River Rats. Dr. Yerry was an avid supporter of the Edge program and also served as team medical consultant. “There isn’t any other parent that I would rather have honored than Dr. Yerry,” Santoro said.