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Trot Nixon helps raise money for scholarship

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WILMINGTON -- He's a Wilmington boy who made it big in the major league, but Saturday Trot Nixon left the baseball diamond behind to help raise money for a local college student who died nearly two years ago. It was WPD Sgt. Warren Kennedy's third time hosting his annual fundraiser for the Clint B. Robertson Scholarship. Clint was a student at Cape Fear Community College when he died from a tragic motorcycle accident nearly two years ago. To honor his memory, Kennedy teamed up with Cleveland baseball player Trot Nixon to raise money for the Clint B. Robertson Memorial Scholarship for Cape Fear Community College. Kennedy said, "Clint was a great friend to my son and our family. He's sincerely missed, he was taken much too young. He gave a lot to the community, to his church to his family, how better else to remember somebody." Family, friends and baseball fans joined together to celebrate and support the event. Nixon said, "It's easy for me to help raise money for two hours by just signing autographs, it's just a great opportunity for a great cause." The group raised nearly three thousand dollars for the scholarship. Kennedy hopes to raise $10,000 by March to assist students in their education goals. If you would like to support the scholarship, you can call Kennedy at 619-8950.

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What a great guy...how nice to have a positive role model for our youth today. Thanks for giving back Trot...