NFF Scholar-Athlete Luncheon – Postponed
April 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame
In January of 2000, the Sugar Bowl Committee took over the title sponsorship of the New Orleans Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. Included in the Bowl’s sponsorship of the chapter is the administration of an annual awards banquet held each spring to honor deserving high school football scholar athletes from the metropolitan area. Since 2000, the Sugar Bowl has recognized nearly 500 student-athletes while distributing over $500,000 in scholarship money. To become a member of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, please click here.
The 2020 event has been postponed. Updates will be posted when available.
Twenty-nine local high school football players were recognized for their achievements in the classroom and on the football field at the 2019 Awards Luncheon held on May 7 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The honorees were chosen from a group of nominated talented scholar athletes from the New Orleans area. Archie Manning, the national chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, recognized each of the 29 student athletes at the event. From that group of 29, four were selected to receive Allstate Sugar Bowl Scholarships for $20,000 each. The scholarship winners were chosen based on essays submitted after being notified of their selection as scholar-athletes.
The four scholarship winners were Tyruss Gayden (West Jefferson High School), William Harper (Thomas Jefferson High School), Kenny-Khai Vo (L.W. Higgins High School) and Jalen Womble (Holy Cross High School). Monique Morial, the President of the Sugar Bowl Committee, recapped their accomplishments and referenced their winning essays prior to presenting each scholarship winner with a commemorative check.
In addition to the high school honorees, two local businessmen will be recognized for their contributions to the community and the sport of football.