Acta's scholarships awarded to local students

By Anthony Castrovince/


Manny Acta founded his ImpACTA Kids Foundation three years ago to provide opportunities for kids to achieve their dreams. And a college education is certainly an important step.

Now that Acta is at the helm of the Tribe, he has expanded his foundation’s reach into the Cleveland area. That was good news for a few talented, resourceful area students who were able to reap the benefits of his mission.

Three local graduating high school seniors were each awarded a $2,500 scholarship through Acta’s foundation. Acta presented Ryan Kelly (St. Ignatius), Doneisha Kinney (James Ford Rhodes) and Sean Stark (John Marshall) with the awards during pregame ceremonies Tuesday.

To be eligible for the award, the three winners had to participate in an essay contest, compile a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.3, enroll in a four-year university in the fall and plan to major in the field of science, technology or business.

“I’m part of this community now,” Acta said, “and our foundation is about making an impact on the lives of others, especially kids that are willing to give back to their community once they’ve achieved their goals.”

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