During the past decade, the Joe Yukica -- New Hampshire Chapter's Scholar-Athlete Program has grown steadily. During this period, over 300 high school scholar-athletes from nearly 57 New Hampshire communities have been honored.
The Scholar-Athlete Program has grown over the years and the only limitation on the chapter's ability to annually recognize as many deserving student-athletes as possible comes down to a basic fact: the need for additional funds to support this worthy program.
That's why the New Hampshire Chapter has established the Business Partners Program. We want to avoid increasing ticket prices for the dinner (the principal source of funding to date). At the same time, just as high school and other amateur football programs grow and merit support from the Foundation through the Awards Dinner and other programs, the Scholar-Athlete Program is growing. Currently, there are 57 schools in New Hampshire with football programs.
During its early years, the Chapter annually honored 7 student-athletes. To honor these student-athletes, the Chapter makes a donation of several hundred dollars to each student's high school or prep school. Because there are so many worthy students to consider, the number of honorees grew to 31 in 2013, and that number will continue to grow.
We believe that the solution to meeting our goal of increased support for the Scholar-Athlete Program and amateur football in New Hampshire is through the Business Partners Program.
The opportunity to develop relationships with student-athletes who may become business and community leaders in New Hampshire after their formal education is complete.
The opportunity to associate with all the high school, prep and college football programs in our state.
Support the Football Foundation in its programs and clinics that train 400 coaches who guide youngsters during their development in youth football programs.
Recognition, through publicity and good will of the best kind, especially through the Chapter's best resource-its outstanding Board of Directors as well as the entire Chapter membership.
Donors of leadership gifts ($2,500 or more) earn Awards Dinner naming recognition and benefit from the accompanying publicity which includes recognition in the event program and during the speaking program. Leadership donors are eligible for four complimentary tickets to the Awards Dinner and a complimentary foursome at the annual Golf Classic.
Donors of $1,000 are eligible for four complimentary tickets to the Awards Dinner while donors of $500 are eligible for two complimentary dinner tickets.
The satisfaction of helping outstanding student-athletes in their climb to positive recognition. Among the colleges that Scholar-Athlete Award recipients have attended: Air Force, Army, Bates, Boston University, Bowdoin, Dartmouth, Hartwick, Lehigh, Massachusetts, Middlebury, Navy, New Hampshire, Ohio Wesleyan, Pennsylvania, Plymouth State, Tufts, Williams, Worcester Tech. The program also helps hundreds of develop proper focus on academic and athletic objectives.
In summary, the Business Partners Program represents a significant investment in youth football programs throughout New Hampshire.
Please use the following electronic or hard copy form for application.