Transforming Lives Through Tourism Opportunities.

The Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation is a 501c3 organization that provides job training, scholarships, mentoring and internship placement assistance for underserved youth and adults interested in careers in travel and tourism and sports management. TSLF programs are offered primarily to students enrolled in public high schools, public community colleges, and four-year universities. TSLF connects the community with great careers, tourism enterprises with talented people, and the tourism industry with a more sustainable and employable future.

TSLF 2023 Annual Meeting

The Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation Annual Meeting was held on May 9th at the Arlington ISD Center for Visual & Performing Arts.  Over 175 civic, industry, and community stakeholders and students supported the event. The keynote speaker was Dr. Nathanial Hearne, Founder of Made-Up Minds.  Dr. Hearne is an educator, motivator, and mentor who has led countless individuals to excel past their expectations and dreams. The event was held during National Travel & Tourism Week May 7-13. 2023.

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The Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation connects young students with great careers, tourism enterprises with amazingly talented people, and our entire community with a more sustainable economic future. The Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation is a 501c3 organization established in 2017. All donations are tax deductible.

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TSLF receives the AISD Community Service Award

TSLF Honored by Arlington ISD with Special Award

The TSLF Board Members and Executive Director accepted the Arlington ISD Community Engaged for Excellence Award of Appreciation presented by Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Arlington ISD Superintendent, and Bowie Hogg, Vice President, Arlington ISD Board of Trustees at the AISD Board of Trustees November 2021 meeting. The award recognizes TSLF for the foundation’s 40 Futures Initiative Program. The 40 Futures Initiative is a model program that aims to transform the lives of 40 underserved youth from public high schools.

TSLF programs are designed to prepare students for travel and tourism jobs and to create career pathways to sustainable wage tourism careers. Partnering with Arlington ISD and the Rotary Club of Arlington, TSLF offers the 40 Futures Initiative Program to hospitality services students at the AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center.

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TSLF Awards three scholarships to TCC Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts Students

The Francis Kobty Hospitality Scholarship Awarded to Mateo Serrano

The Francis Kobty Hospitality Scholarship was awarded this fall to Mateo Serrano, an AISD Bowie High School graduate and a TCC Culinary Arts student.

Established by the Kobty family in partnership with the Travel & Sports Legacy Foundation in memory of Francis “The Prince” Kobty, founder of the Prince Lebanese Grill. Francis lived his life with a strong sense of family, community, and hospitality. Prince Lebanese was not just a restaurant; it was the culmination of The American Dream.

The Kobty family wishes to honor “The Prince’s” legacy by offering a Culinary Arts Scholarship to homegrown talent from Arlington Independent School District (A.I.S.D.) or Mansfield Independent School District (M.I.S.D.) to help a student annually reach his/her goals at Tarrant County College. The family will award one scholarship annually to a TCC Culinary Arts student. The full scholarship will cover tuition, books, and support materials. Aziz Kobty will serve as a mentor to the student.

The scholarship will be awarded annually in August. Lean More

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