IMG Academy baseball training camps student-athlete Jacinto Brown, a native of Bermuda, recently received one of his nation's most prestigious honors.
Brown was chosen with 13 other youth athletes as a recipient of the Bermuda National Junior Athlete Sponsorship Award. The honor will also come with full funding for Brown to participate with the North American Prospects baseball team when it travels to Italy in August 2012. The award is to "provide encouragement and incentives to Bermudian junior athletes, who clearly show commitment, promise and achievement in their sport.â
From IMG Academy baseball program varsity coach, Jason Elias:âJacinto has been with us at the IMG Academy baseball program and has played directly for me over the last two years. We take pride in the fact that Jacinto has not only grown as a baseball player, but also as an aspiring young man. He has passion and drive as a young man that will allow him to achieve great heights in his professional life down the road. He is a caring individual that allows for others to always be in good spirits while in his presence. Jacinto understands the importance of commitment. I run the type of program that really enforces individual accountability. Jacinto is always where he needs to be with some sort of goal in mind. He always has an attitude of growth and strives every day to be a little bit better at his craftâ