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March 19, 2013 @ 11:30 am
Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of FameIn 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. Sugar Bowl Member Archie Manning is the national chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. To become a member of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, please click here.
The 2012 Scholar-Athlete Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Bienville Room at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
In 2012, 34 local high school football players (pictured above) were honored as NFF Scholar-Athletes and four of those were presented with $10,000 Allstate Sugar Bowl Scholarship checks: Keith Accardo (Archbishop Rummel H.S.), Caleb Gestes (John Curtis Christian School), Joseph Palmisano (East Jefferson H.S.) and Alex Yacoubian (Jesuit H.S.).