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CHARLOTTE TOUCHDOWN CLUB ANNOUNCES MICHAEL A. KAHN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT & POP WARNER LITTLE PANTHERS TEAM OF THE YEAR

2017 MICHAEL A. KAHN HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE/SCHOLASTIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT: Courtesy of the Michael A. Kahn Family Foundation

2017 POP WARNER LITTLE PANTHERS’ DEFENSIVE/SCHOLASTIC TEAM OF THE YEAR: Sponsored by Publix Super Markets

CHARLOTTE, NC (November 9th, 2017) – The Charlotte Touchdown Club announced today two awards for presentation at this year’s Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet on December 4th.

Porter Ridge High School’s JAKE HORSTKAMP was named the recipient of the 2017 Michael A. Kahn $40,000 Community Service/Scholastic Scholarship Award courtesy of the Michael A. Kahn Family Foundation.

This prestigious award is presented to a high school senior scholar-athlete who best exemplifies the spirit of community stewardship, academic excellence, and accomplishment on the football field.  Jake Horstkamp has demonstrated a commitment to the classroom, community, and athletics and will receive a $40,000 scholarship provided in $10,000 annual grants upon his continuation of community service and academic achievement in college.

“Jake embodies what the scholarship is all about,” said Michael A Kahn. “Not only is he an outstanding athlete, he is outstanding in the classroom as well. Further, he is involved in making his community a better place for all that live there. Jake checks all three boxes, athletics, academics & community and it is an honor to have him selected as this year’s winner.”

COUL-OAK STEELERS Jr. Pee Wee Team was named the Pop Warner Little Panthers Defensive/Scholastic Team of the Year sponsored by Publix Super Markets.

Pop Warner Little Scholars is an international program that operates for the benefit of its youth participants. Since 1929, the program’s philosophy has been:  Academics and Athletics go hand-in-hand. The program stresses lessons of value far beyond the playing or spirit days of the boys and girls involved, such as; self-discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership, and good sportsmanship.  With such goals in mind, and by providing an opportunity to participate in an organized, supervised environment with emphasis on maximum safety and participation, Pop Warner offers young men and women a unique and memorable experience.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence, and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association’s official website, www.NCFAA.org.

The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, North Carolina region. Since its inception, the club has grown as well as diversified boasting a sponsor team of more than (80) companies.  The Club’s activities and services focus community attention on the outstanding Citizenship, Scholarship, Sportsmanship, and Leadership of area athletes and coaches.  Through individual and corporate support, more than $2,000,000 has been raised to benefit the Touchdown Club’s scholarship efforts.

About ACN, Inc.

Founded in 1993, ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications and essential services for residential and business customers. ACN provides the services people need and use every day including Home Phone Service, High-Speed Internet, Wireless, Television, Home Security & Automation, Computer Support and Natural Gas and Electricity. ACN operates in 25 countries with offices located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information, visit myacn.com. For information on ACN’s home-based business opportunity, visit acninc.com.

About Florida East Coast Railway

FECR is a regional freight railroad that extends along a 351-mile corridor between Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami, Fla., with exclusive rail access to the Port of Palm Beach, Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) and the Port of Miami. For more information, visit fecrwy.com.

About Electrolux

Electrolux is a global leader in appliances for household and professional use, selling more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 countries every year. The company focuses on innovations that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, cookers and air-conditioners sold under esteemed brands such as Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kelvinator, AEG, and Eureka. In 2012, Electrolux had sales of $17 billion ($5.1 billion in North America) and 58,000 employees. The Electrolux North American headquarters is located at 10200 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262 in the University Research Park.  For more information visit http://newsroom.electrolux.com/us/.

About The Independence Fund

The Independence Fund is a nonprofit organization that empowers our nation’s severely wounded veterans and the caregivers who support them to take control of their lives. Through its dedicated mobility and treatment programs, the Fund assists veterans in transforming their lives toward a better future. The Independence Fund believes we owe it to our veterans to provide the resources they need to move forward and build a strong foundation for lasting emotional and physical healing in order to reestablish their independence. To learn more, visit www.independencefund.org.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented annually by the Charlotte Touchdown Club in conjunction with the Football Writers Association of America to the nation’s most outstanding NCAA Division I defensive football player at the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet in Charlotte, NC.  All proceeds benefit the Charlotte Touchdown Club Scholarship Fund.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 704-347-2918 or visit www.touchdownclub.com.

 

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