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Harlingen Cardinal receives local scholarship

2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago Monday, July 12 2021 Jul 12, 2021 July 12, 2021 10:11 PM July 12, 2021 in Sports
By: Brandon Benitez

HARLINGEN, Texas -- Jerry Hirst coached the Harlingen High School tennis team for decades.

His impact is still being felt even after his passing last March.

Hirst had a passion for finding scholarships to student-athletes he knew, coached, and mentored.

The Hirst family, wanting to continue Jerry's legacy, created the Jerry Hirst Memorial Scholarship.

James Ichiro Tanamachi is the first recipient for this $2,500 scholarship.

A total achieved thanks to the help of more than 150 donors. All people Jerry impacted throughout his life.

For Ichiro, and future cardinal tennis players, this scholarship goes a long way financially at such an important time in their lives.

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