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Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Football Foundation announces award recipients

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF-CHOF) is pleased to announce the 2017 Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients.

The honorees are:

Cullen Drenkhahn, Catalina Foothills
Bryce Fontana, Cienega
DeErick Smith, Empire
Trevor Volpe, Salpointe
Connor Leavens, Marana
Jared Sheeley, CDO
Remington Vail, Pusch Ridge
Mason Westmoreland, Catalina Foothills
Jaymison Anderson, Sabino
Kevin Sotelo-Godinez, Flowing Wells
Matthew Stagg, University of Arizona

The mission of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the NFF-CHOF is to promote and develop leadership, character and academic excellence through amateur football. The Southern Arizona Chapter fulfills this mission, in part, by annually selecting 10 graduating senior high school football players as recipients of the prestigious National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award.

The Chapter, each year, also selects one Arizona graduating senior to be honored. This year’s Honoree is Stagg.

Additionally, each high school Scholar-Athlete Honoree will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college or university they will be attending in the fall.

The selection of these eleven outstanding young men is based of stringent criteria focusing on academic scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement. One of the ten senior high school Honorees, will be nominated for the National Football Foundation National High School Scholar-Athlete Award to be presented in December 2017 in conjunction with the 60th Annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

These Scholar-Athlete Honorees will be formally recognized at the 20th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet to be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017, starting with a reception at 4:30 PM at The Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park. Former Arizona coach Dick Tomey will be the keynote speaker.

For more information and ticket prices for the dinner, please contact Rick Gonzales at rick72@aol.com or go to the Southern Arizona Chapter web site at www.facebook.com/NFFSoAZ

Information from this report was taken from a NFF-CHOF press release. The Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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