The Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation


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    Event: Trail Maintenance in the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
    Date: September 2016 - more details to come!
    Location: Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, Foothill Road, Pleasanton
    Event: Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation t-shirts
    Date: Ongoing
    Location: Contact Emily Scholz
    A t-shirt for the Foundation was created by Ellen's Silkscreening of South Pasadena.  The design was chosen to commemorate Phil's love of baseball and softball; the colors represent Phil's SJMSBL team, the White Sox.  T-shirts can be ordered through Emily Scholz.  Send an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Facebook message with requested size(s) and mailing address.  Dog tees available too! XS (0-4#), S (5-10#), M (11-23#), L (24-45#), XL (46-70#), 2X (71-85#), 3X (86+#)
    Purchase price is $15/adult and $10/youth or pet.  All proceeds benefit the Foundation!
    Payments can be made via PayPal or mail a check to The Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation, 2930 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA  95050. 

    Event: Used Baseball/Softball Equipment Drive
    Date: Ongoing
    Location: Contact Emily Scholz

    As an avid softball and baseball player, Phil accumulated a stockpile of gear. I am donating his equipment to a local organization called Baseball Buddies. This organization was founded by two young brothers in San Jose, CA and they work with the US Air Force to distribute used equipment to youth around the world.

    Do you have old gear taking up space in your garage (mitts, balls, bats, cleats, helmets, sliding pads, etc.)? If so, consider donating to Baseball Buddies. If you would like to participate, send me a message and I’ll coordinate a pick-up for your gear. I will donate Phil’s equipment along with your items to Baseball Buddies on behalf of The Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation.

    The Foundation will also make a monetary donation to Baseball Buddies to sponsor shipping costs. Donate /Sponsor this drive.


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    Event: Trail Maintenance in the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
    Date: Saturday, September 19th 
    Location: Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, Foothill Road, Pleasanton
    Approximately 25 friends and family of Phil spent 4 hours laboring in the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.  Our efforts helped improve public trails in the park and the overall appearance of the Woodland Trail.
    calendarEvent: Handles Happy Hour
    Date : Tuesday, January 20, 4:00 PM
    Location: Handles Gastropub, 855 Main Street, Pleasanton
    Handles will donate a portion of the proceeds back to The Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation. 
    calendarEvent: Tri-Valley Heroes Award Ceremony
    Date: October 20, 2014, 6:00 PM PT
    Location: Doubletree by Hilton, Pleasanton at the Club, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton
    Phil Scholz has been recognized by the Pleasanton Weekly’s Tri-Valley Heroes program, receiving the Courage award.
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    Date : October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM PT
    LocationCoyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont, CA (lunch in Hoot Hollow picnic area)

    In honor of Phil’s 36th birthday (10/5/2014), friends and family gathered for a hike and lunch. A bench donated by EJ Shalaby and Jeannine Gregory was dedicated to Phil at this event. The day’s activities included a 1.25 mile hike along the Bayview Trail to bench site, followed by a 1.5 mile return hike to the Hoot Hollow picnic area.  During lunch, attendees learned more about a memorial trail to be dedicated in Phil’s name in the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park from Park District employees.  Proceeds from lunch were donated to The Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation.

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    Date : September 5, 2014, 8:00 AM PT
    Location: Hilton Oakland Airport

    The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter will honor recipients of the 2014 Alameda County Heroes Awards at the annual Heroes Breakfast on September 5, 2014, at the Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel in Oakland. The event recognizes local individuals and organizations that make a difference in their community through acts of courage and kindness. This year’s honorees include the following Alameda County citizens and organizations:
    Act of Courage Hero: Philip Scholz
    On his way home from work, Philip Scholz noticed a man on the ACE train tracks. Since Phil was a regular commuter, he knew an express train was on its way. He called to the man repeatedly, advising him to get off the tracks. As the train approached, Phil laid down on the platform, reaching to pull the individual up and out. As the train entered the station, it struck both men. Phil was killed in the accident but the second man survived.


    Event: Mariners v. Athletics game
    Date : July 13, 2014, 1:10 PM PT
    Location: Safeco Field, Seattle, WA


    Event: Fundraiser
    Date: April 5th, 2014
    Location: Coliseum - Oakland
    We hosted a fundraiser at an Oakland Athletics game on Saturday April 5th in the BBQ Terrace.  We raised $2300 at that event.