Tuesday, February 20, 2007

National Football Foundation Will Award over $800,000 in Scholarships

More than 100 banquets throughout the country will honor high school and college football scholar-athletes during the 2006-2007 chapter banquet season, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today.

“The scholar-athlete banquet season highlights the best of the NFF’s mission in promoting this great game of football,” said NFF President Steven J. Hatchell. “These scholar-athletes are examples to their peers, having applied the same traits from the football field - discipline, teamwork, accountability - to all aspects of their life.”

The NFF’s chapter network, spread across 120 regions in 47 states, annually recognizes over 3,000 high school and college football student-athletes while awarding $800,000 in scholarships at the local banquets. More than 33,000 people will attend an NFF banquet this year, and they will witness the best of the gridiron being honored for their outstanding achievement on the field, in the classroom and as leaders in their communities. Many chapter banquets will also pay tribute to notable individuals from their local communities, bestowing Distinguished American Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Awards and Outstanding Football Official Awards. The all-time amount raised and disbursed by the chapters will approach $11 million this year.

Click here to read the rest of the press release from the NFF.


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