Lakers Remember Chick Hearn
Marge Hearn, widow of Chick Hearn, her great-granddaughter, Kayla, and USC Journalism Professor Joe Salzman participated in the special presentation to honor Mark, a senior at USC from Fort Collins, Colorado, who was named the third recipient of the scholarship. Mark serves as sports director for Annenberg TV news and assistant producer for MattReggieTV.com. The award also includes an internship with Fox Sports Net, where Mark will assist with the production of live pre-game programming and game telecasts.
Awarded annually to a deserving Broadcast Journalism major at the USC Annenberg School of Communication, the Chick Hearn Memorial Scholarship is funded by an endowment established by the Los Angeles Lakers in memory of Hearn, who passed away in 2002. In addition to a major gift from the Lakers, hundreds of fans contributed to the scholarship fund, which now totals more than $100,000. At halftime, Marge Hearn announced a campaign to expand the scholarship to benefit two students annually. She has made a lead gift of $100,000 and the public is invited to contribute to the fund. If you would like to donate to the Chick Hearn Memorial Scholarship, please mail your contribution to:
USC Annenberg Chick Hearn Fund
USC Annenberg School for Communication
3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089 -0281
In addition, the Lakers held their annual book drive on Chick Hearn Night, and over 400 books were collected in Chick¡¯s memory and donated to the Lakers Youth Foundation sponsored library at Miles Avenue Elementary School. The Lakers would like to thank their fans for their continued support of Los Angeles youth and literacy!