On Sunday, April 15th, Alpha Epsilon Pi at Hofstra University is proud and humbled to host The 1st Annual Specialist Matthew E. Baylis Homerun Derby. This annual philanthropy event will honor Matthew, raising money for The Specialist Matthew E. Baylis Memorial Scholarship Fund, a 501c organization set up by the Baylis family in Matthew's name to provide scholarships to children of veterans in need of assistance for college, trade school, or any advanced education. Alpha Epsilon Pi at Hofstra University has many brothers who will be joining (or have already joined) the US Armed Forces and we owe it to the military families to give back.
This past summer, a bridge in Oakdale was renamed in honor of Matthew. Oakdale-Bohemia Road over Sunrise Highway was renamed on July 8th when a sign was unveiled naming it the “Specialist Matthew E. Baylis Memorial Bridge.” His father, Richard Baylis, said it was an appropriate tribute to his son, who had graduated from Connetquot High School in 2005. Matthew had traveled to school passing over that bridge every day.
Matthew was 20 years old when he honorably gave his life for our country. Please make a donation of $20+ in honor of Matthew's memory and toward this noble fund.
If interested in sponsorship or participation at the Matthew E. Baylis Homerun Derby please contact Andrew Adrian (Alpha Epsilon Pi at Hofstra University) at [phone redacted] or [email redacted]stra.edu.
Thank you for your generous donations in honor of Matthew.
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