Timari Rivera Scholarship Fund

As you all know, last year we lost our friend and teammate Timari Rivera (the "Gentle Giant") just days before our Staples varsity basketball season was set to begin. As a way to honor him, we are partnering with Staples Tuition Grants (see below for a detailed description of STG) to establish the Timari Rivera Scholarship Fund which will provide college grants to those in need.  

To raise money for the fund, we are organizing our 2ND ANNUAL MARCH MADNESS POOL.  

$500 will go to one lucky winner and the remaining amount will be split between the SBBA and the Timari Rivera Scholarship fund. Our hope is that future Staples captains will continue this tradition in perpetuity so we can continue to fund this grant in our teammate Timari's name.

See below for pool entry information and instructions. Enter as many times as you'd like ($20 per entry and name your bracket with your first/last name); forward to friends/family; or just provide a donation to the Timari Rivera Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Fee: $20 per bracket

How to enter:

1. Click this link to enter the SBBA March Madness pool on ESPN (password: Wreckers2022)

2. Fill out your bracket (you may enter as many times as you like, fee is $20 per entry)

3. Venmo the proper amount to @staplesboysbasketball (found under the "Business" tab in Venmo). In the Venmo description box, make sure to put the email your ESPN account is under or name of your bracket(s), so we know that the entry has been paid for


About Staples Tuition Grants:

Staples Tuition Grants (STG) was founded in 1943 by a group of Westporters who believed that any Staples High School graduate who worked hard enough to get into college should be able to attend, regardless of ability to pay.  STG has helped thousands of Staples High School graduates achieve their dreams by providing needs-based grants for undergraduate colleges and vocational school tuition. Our mission is to support the goals and aspirations of hundreds of Westport Staples High school graduates and their families each year by helping them close the gap between what they can afford and the ever increasing costs of tuition, room and board at institutions of higher learning. All of STG's recipients complete a FAFSA, which is used throughout the higher education community for financial aid. Though the generosity of our community of donors, STG aims to cover more of this ever-growing need to more students every year.

Link to Donate to Timari Rivera Scholarship Fund