1983: Nelson Puett

A successful athlete, Nelson Puett also nurtured that love of sport with his children. In doing so, he created a baseball program for boys too young for Little League and worked many hours with his daughter’s tennis efforts. He extended his love of sport to other youth too. He sponsored Little League Football from its inception and for countless teams. His financial support meant so much to a broad variety of sports programs in the Austin area.

Nelson Puett is recognized for providing scholarships to almost 100 student-athletes, some of who became doctors, lawyers, dentists, coaches, pilots, oil field personnel. In getting their education, each student had to participate in intramural sports and maintain a “C” average.