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It Takes a Village, We are Proof – Courtney Love and UK Healthcare

“It Takes a Village” “Community service was always something that I did growing up. My dad always made that a first and foremost type of thing for me and my family. It was always about the community, helping each other out. They say, ‘It takes a village.’ I think it certainly does.” Courtney and some …

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WUERFFEL TROPHY UNVEILS RECORD WATCH LIST FOR 2020

114 players get consideration for award honoring college football’s top community servant FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – July 23, 2020 – The Wuerffel Trophy announced its Watch List today of 114 players from college football’s Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The number is a record for the award since it first began releasing a watch list …

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Archie Griffin Joins Wuerffel Trophy National Selection Committee

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.– July 21, 2020 – The Wuerffel Trophy announced today that college football legend Archie Griffin has joined its prestigious team of national voters. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” is presented each February in Fort Walton Beach. Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback from the …

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Former Bears linebacker Sam Acho helping turn West Side liquor store into food mart

Sam Acho is on mission to make a difference. The former Bears linebacker raised $500,000 to buy Belmonte Cut Rate Liquors on the West Side with the help of Chicago athletes like Mitch Trubisky, Jonathan Toews, Lucas Giolito, Jason Heyward, Diamond DeShields and others. Acho and his group of supporters started to demolish the building …

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Drue Tranquill in Chargers uniform

Drue Tranquill Seized Opportunities in Rookie Campaign

With preseason dialogue primarily circulating around a team’s top draft pick or established stars, it can be easy to fly under the radar as a mid-round selection. Consequently, rookie linebacker Drue Tranquill, a fourth round selection out of the University of Notre Dame, entered training camp with the mentality of embracing whichever role the Chargers’ …

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Jon Wassink of Western Michigan Selected as 2019 Wuerffel Trophy Recipient

NEW YORK (Dec. 10, 2019) — Danny Wuerffel announced at the National Football Foundation’s Annual Festivities at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel that Jon Wassink, quarterback from Western Michigan University, is the recipient of the 2019 Wuerffel Trophy. The Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the Football Bowl Subdivision football player who best exhibits exemplary …

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