The Great Legacy of the Dallas All Sports Association Continues as the Non-Profit Organization Celebrates 50-Years of Granting Scholarships to Deserving Youth.
January 26, 2015
Dallas, Texas – The Board of Trustees of the Dallas All Sports Association is most proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary of financially and educationally impacting the futures of the youth in our community. This non-profit organization was founded in 1965 by prominent Dallas businessman, Field Scovell, whose love of sports was exceeded only by his love of the Dallas community. In creating DASA, Scovell envisioned a very special organization, philanthropic in nature that could recognize and award scholarship grants to deserving young people. Now half a century later, that legacy lives on, having changed the lives of countless young men and women.
Mr. Scovell’s mission from the very beginning was to provide college scholarships for under-served youth who had been accepted by a college or university, but, simply lacked the financial support to attend.
Since its inception, DASA has assisted and provided scholarships to hundreds of high school and college age youth, partnering with such worthy non-profits as The Boys and Girls Clubs of north Texas, Happy Hill Farms, Buckner Children’s Home and the Dallas Rotary Dream Team Mentoring Program. With the ever-growing need for financial assistance, DASA has remained strong in its long-standing commitment of raising funds and awarding scholarships so that deserving students in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area might continue to live out their life-long dreams.
For decades, DASA played host to one of the pre-eminent sports awards programs in the entire nation, honoring such iconic sports heroes as Tom Landry, Byron Nelson, Roger Staubach, Arthur Ashe, Bear Bryant, Michael Jordan, Lamar Hunt, Troy Aikman, Dirk Nowitzki, Joe Montana, Darrell Royal, Sandy Koufax, Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Jones, Walter Payton, Emmitt Smith, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mark Cuban, Nolan Ryan, Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, Lee Trevino, Mike Modano, Pat Summerall, Chris Evert, Bart Starr, Magic Johnson, even former President George W. Bush, among countless others. All proceeds raised from this annual event went to the DASA scholarship program.
As we begin the year 2015, congratulations are in order to ten more worthy students who will each receive a DASA scholarship award. And, for the third consecutive year, the Dallas Mavericks have been kind enough to serve as host of the award presentation ceremony which will take place midcourt at the American Airlines Center, during the halftime of the Mavericks basketball game on February 2, 2015. DASA is most grateful to the America Airlines Center, Dallas Mavericks, Corporate Partners and Board Members who continue to make a difference in the lives of all of our scholarship recipients through the great legacy of Field Scovell’s vision 50-years ago with the creation of the Dallas All Sports Association.