Sports Link Announces Endowed Scholarship Fund Drive

Ball State Sports Link, the nation’s first digital sports production program, announced its first fundraising campaign to create a Sports Link Legacy Scholarship.  Read “Letter From CT: Creating A Legacy”.

As the program commemorates its 10th anniversary and Ball State celebrates its Centennial year, the $25,000 target will endow the first Sports Link Legacy Scholarship.

Endowed funds are permanent funds, creating a true legacy that will impact students for generations to come.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student or students.

While any gift amount is greatly appreciated during the campaign, the following gift levels, with recognition, are encouraged in this fundraising process: 

$200 – Proud Past, Bright Future

A gift at this level will be commemorated with a permanent display of all donor names to the scholarship in the Digital Sports Production center. 

$1,000 and above – Leaders & Loyals 

A gift at this level will be commemorated with permanent display of all donor names to the scholarship in the Digital Sports Production center, plus be welcomed into Leaders & Loyals, a program that acknowledges Ball State’s most steadfast supporters.

How To Give

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Legacy Scholarship, click HERE.  Select ‘Other’ from the list of funds provided, then type in the #7457 Sports Link Legacy Scholarship to designate your funds.


Working closely with ESPN and Ball State Athletics, the program produces over 100 hours of live sporting events to ESPN platforms yearly, with students in all crew positions.

Since 2009, students in Ball State Sports Link have garnered over 100 state or national awards for sports production, including 45 Emmy nominations (20 wins) and 33 Sports Video Group/Best of College Sports Media nominations (nine wins).

Students have won 33 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters first-place awards, 16 Indiana Society of Professional Journalists first-place awards, as well as 13 Broadcast Education Association “Best in the Nation” honors and two “BEA Best of Festival” awards from all entry genres.

Sports Link graduates can be found at ESPN, Turner Sports, Raycom Sports, MLB, Indy Car, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL and NCAA Athletics Departments.

For more information on the Sports Link Legacy Scholarship, contact the following:

Chris Taylor
Senior Director of Digital Sports Production &
Lecturer of Telecommunications

Amanda Runge
Senior Director of Development, Major and Leadership Annual Gifts 
Ball State University Foundation 



Author: Chris Taylor

Senior Director of Ball State Sports Link & Digital Sports Production | Lecturer of Telecommunications | 2019 Dean's Faculty Award Winner | 2017 Recipient of SVG College Sports Summit Pioneer Award | Storyteller | Producer | Emmy Award Winner | Sports Media Junkie | Social Media Strategist | Certified Bob Ross® Instructor | Country Music Enthusiast | Goldendoodle Owner | Follow me on Twitter @BallStateCT

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