SAN ANTONIO – In mid-February, I interviewed Shea Serrano, a best-selling author and sportswriter who grew up and still lives in San Antonio.
We spoke about a $20,000 scholarship he and his wife Larami had just founded to help Latinx students pursuing a journalism degree.
The scholarship, which was donated to the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists, is called the Shea Serrano “Shoot Your Shot Scholarship.”
The phrase is a nod to the advice Serrano has given to his more than 370,000 followers on Twitter.
bang— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) February 12, 2020
The Shea Serrano Shoot Your Shot Scholarship is officially real 😭😭😭
larami and i are offering $5000 a year for the next for four years to one of my latinx homies out there who wants to go into journalism or publishing
go get that shit
we need your voice https://t.co/dRe7prUAD5
Naturally, if you have Shea on the phone, you shoot your shot and ask about a variety of other things.
We discussed the Spurs, working for the Ringer, podcasts and his new project, which he had just announced that morning titled, “Where do you think we are? Ten Illustrated Essays About Scrubs.”
I then asked about his ever-loyal fanbase, affectionately known as the “FOH Army.” FOH being an acronym similar to “GTFO."