YSU Athletics Department Announces Creation of Debra L. Hinkle Athletic Scholarship

Debra L. Hinkle Athletic Scholarship
Debra L. Hinkle Athletic Scholarship

Youngstown – The Youngstown State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is proud to announce the development of the Debra L. Hinkle Athletic Scholarship to enhance the YSU Athletics Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship is in honor of Mrs. Debra Hinkle and created by her husband, David, daughters, Dannielle and Deanna, and son, Dustin.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a football student-athlete majoring in education or a technology-related field. The recipient shall show a commitment to education and family while demonstrating optimism in the face of adversity and recognizing the importance of his team.

"Youngstown State athletics has had a great and positive influence on our family over the years," David Hinkle said. "We wish to support a football student-athlete focused on education and technology."

The Hinkle Family has also partnered with the YSU Football Alumni Group to create the 2011 Debra L. Hinkle Football Alumni Group Bocce Tournament. This year's event at the MVR is set for July 10.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Debra L. Hinkle and Football Alumni scholarships at Youngstown State.

 "It is special to have a Penguin Club board member and his family contribute to a scholarship in honor of their wife and mother," YSU Director of Athletic Development Joe Cassese said. "What makes the Debra L. Hinkle Scholarship so unique is the community involvement through the bocce tournament that will allow the endowment to grow."

For more information on how to endow an athletic scholarship at Youngstown State University, contact Cassese at (330) 941-2756 or jcassese@ysu.edu.