Scholar Athlete Dinner|
Primary among its efforts, the Baltimore Chapter sponsors the annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner, which recognizes a young man from each of the football-playing high schools in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, and Howard counties. The first dinner was held in 1964 at the Belvedere Hotel under the chairmanship of Dr. R.D. “Bo” Menton, Jr. That year, 380 people attended the affair honoring 31 Scholar-Athletes. Through the years, more than 3,300 Scholar-Athletes have been honored and over 50,000 people have attended the dinner.
Scholarships awarded have amounted to more than $300,000. Over 1,200 people attended the 2010 dinner where we honored 94 outstanding young men. The budget for this year's affair exceeded $70,000, in contrast to the original year's budget of $3,500. The Chapter takes great pride in its Scholar-Athlete Dinner, which is the largest of more than 100 similar dinners held by Football Foundation chapters and is the only one that honors a Scholar-Athlete nominee from each of the football-playing high schools in its chapter area.
Annual Membership Dinner
Every year, the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, continues its tradition of holding an Annual Membership Dinner. The Annual Dinner, also know as the Annual Membership Meeting, began in 1961, as a Constitutional Requirement of the Greater Baltimore Chapter Bylaws. Its purpose is to gather and welcome current members of the chapter, and their guests, in an evening of fellowship and camaraderie. During the meeting, the Dinner Chairman asks that Chapter Members introduce and acquaint themselves with fellow members and guests. In addition, the Chapter President discusses recent Chapter developments, and discusses the election of Chapter Board Members and Officers. Invitations to the Annual Dinner are sent to all current members, but you do not have to be a current member to attend. The Annual Dinner is held every year in early December. If you would like to attend the Annual Dinner, or would like more information about joining the Greater Baltimore Chapter, please feel free to contact Tim Herb at (410) 371-8989.
|Awards **See past winners**|
Scholar Athlete Awards|
Scholar-athletes representing football-playing high schools in the Baltimore metropolitan area are selected by their respective schools primarily for their ability on the football field and in the classroom. Other factors taken into consideration include extracurricular activities, leadership, and community and church activities.
Every football-playing high school in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard, Carroll and Frederick Counties is invited to submit a nominee who best fits the aforementioned qualifications. The Chapter’s selection committee, after careful consideration of each athlete’s qualifications, then chooses a young man it deems to be the grand prize winner ($8,000) and four other regional winners ($3,000 scholarships each).
A. Paul Menton Award
The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame annually presents the A. Paul Menton Award to the top Baltimore area football team. The award is named in honor of the late A. Paul Menton, the long time sports editor for The Baltimore Evening Sun. Mr. Menton also served as the commissioner of game officials and was a founding member of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
Courage Awards (Male and Female)
Special Achievement Awards
||The Professional Athletes Foundation, through the local National Football League Former Players Chapter, is proud to partner with the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation to present The Courage Award to a student athlete that has excelled both on and off
the playing field while overcoming personal hardship during their young playing careers. In 2011, for the first time, we presented a scholarship to both a male and female athlete. Both athletes must be current student athletes and the male athlete must have played football during his senior year of school. At a minimum, the candidates for The Courage Award must have a 3.0 GPA, must have participated in at least one varsity sport during their senior year, must plan to enter a two or four year university in the following calendar year. Nominees also cannot be recipients of any scholarship funds or grants to participate in college athletics and cannot be the son or daughter of a current or former NFL player.
Herb Armstrong Service to Football Award
The Ben Eaton, Sr. Championship Award
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