Pocatello Sports Committee calling for contributions to Dubby Holt Scholarship Endowment
March 2, 2007
The Pocatello Sports Committee has contributed $1,000 to the Milton W. “Dubby” Holt Scholarship Endowment and calls on other organizations that have held successful events in Holt Arena also to contribute.
“Without a Holt Arena, there wouldn’t be a Sports Committee,” says I.J. “Babe” Caccia, Holt’s longtime friend and a founding member of the Sports Committee. “We hope that other people who have benefited from Dubby Holt’s vision in building this facility will contribute to the Holt scholarship fund.”
The Sports Committee has backed numerous community events, including professional boxing and wrestling and the world-championship cutter races. It got its start by successfully promoting the 1987 and 1988 NCAA Division I-AA National Championship football games in Holt Arena.
“It’s a wonderful thing that a group will step forward with the realization that Holt Arena has provided opportunities for thousands of people in the community and beyond,” says Dr. Kent Tingey, ISU vice president for university advancement. “I appreciate Babe and the Sports Committee for showing this leadership.”
The Holt Scholarship provides financial assistance for fifth-year student athletes who have completed their eligibility. Preference is given to Idaho residents within 32 credits of graduation. Candidates should have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and have demonstrated leadership, character, involvement in student organizations and community service.
Some past recipients include track-and-field athletes Jackie Poulson, Benjamin Allen, Ashley Tucker, and Danny Harry; soccer player Sarah Hobdey; golfer Jessica Thames; and tennis player Denise Cockrell.