Hall Of Fame Essay Contest

Write an essay and you could win $500!

Honor. Character. Duty to Country.

Remembering the Past.

Educating the Future.

The Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation, through the unique intersection of baseball and the US Navy, recognizes and honors those who support our nation’s service men and women via the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award and uses the Bob Feller story to educate the youth of today the lessons of citizenship, service to one’s country, and sacrifice in times of great national need.

The Bob Feller Act of Valor
Award Foundation Military Children Essay Contest
is now Open for 2019

Financial Scholarships for our Two Winners who write the Two Best Essays (1 from each Group)

Essays are now being accepted for 2019

Contest closes September 1, 2019

For more information, please enter your name and email address below:


Thirty-Seven Baseball Hall of Fame Members and more than 500 Major League Baseball players served in World War II.

  • 15 served in the Navy
  • 12 served in the Army
  • 6 served in the US Army Air Force
  • 3 served in US Marine Corps
  • 1 served in the Coast Guard

The essays will be requested from all Veteran family members with the following criteria:

Veteran family members who have served or who are currently serving with the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard or in the National Guard or Reserve Component.

Residing in one of the Following Areas – Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina or Washington DC.

  • 11- 18 Years Old Children will be eligible
  • 10 Winners
  • 5 Each from 11-14 Year Old Bracket and 15-18 Year Old Bracket

Eligible children will be asked to research and submit an essay on one of the Hall of Famers who chose to serve their country during war time. The short essay should focus on the Four Pillars as laid out, and how the player embraced them, along with an overview of their service.

Click here to learn about
the Four Pillars 

Essay should be based on lessons learned from this player, and how the writer can utilize these in their own life. The paper should explain how the young person was influenced by one of the 37 Hall of Famers who served in WWII and how they can utilize the lessons learned in overcoming their own adversities and challenges, through examples of duty and service during wartime.

  • 1-2 Page Essay
  • Topic is a Hall of Famer who has served in the US Military
  • Top 2 Essays from each Bracket will receive “The Military Children Act of Valor Award” and be invited to our event at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington  DC. The Foundation will include Two Financial Scholarships for the  Award Winners

Submission Instructions

  1. Click on one of the Hall of Famers below.
  2. Read the bio to learn more about him.
  3. Click the “Upload Your Essay” button.
  4. Fill in the form, and upload your essay, (PDF or MS Word documents only)

For questions about submitting your essay, please email: sfccurtis112@hotmail.com

Hall Of Fame Players