Sladen John Mohl was born June 1st, 1999 in Anchorage, Alaska and grew up in the small town of Girdwood. He was an avid skier and snowboarder, he loved to skateboard, and by the age of 8 had found his love for baseball. He started playing with the Abbott O’ Rabbit Little League on the Girdwood Grizzlies team. He went on to play for Gamers Baseball, South Anchorage High School and the Anchorage Bucs. Many of his teammates and friends knew him to be humble, encouraging, and a true team player that led by example. Sladen also loved to coach youth baseball and inspire younger athletes. His insatiable love for the game led him to California where he was living his dream of playing college baseball as the starting catcher for El Camino College. As driven and committed as he was to be the best version of himself, we know he would have accomplished much in life.
Everywhere Sladen went he left his mark on those he interacted with. Whether it was on first base after a hit or 2,300 miles from home, he touched so many people with his sweet personality and Alaskan charm. He blessed us all with his unwavering faith, strong work ethic, and genuine character. Although his time with us was fleeting we know he will be remembered for the selfless, caring, and driven young man he strived to be. The impact he has left behind will forever be remembered. In Sladen's memory, it is our hope that this scholarship helps provide a baseball player with the means to pursue their dreams.