First Prize

Collapse of the Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation

Source: The Hartford Courant

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School Official: Doc Hurley Tournament Canceled

Attorney General: Doc Hurley Foundation Money Appears To Be Gone

Judges’ Comments

“De la Torre and Kauffman’s investigation of what happened to the Doc Hurley scholarship fund is an excellent example of reporters investigating issues important to their community. The use of federal tax filings and extensive interviews with community members, former board members, scholarship recipients, Doc Hurley and his daughter all provided useful insights.”

“Vanessa de la Torre and Matthew Kauffman document, and contribute to, the demise of a sad and faltering non-profit.”