The Chapter Leadership Award

The Chapter Leadership Awards, first presented in 1988, annually recognize five individuals, one from each region of the country, for their commitment, generosity and leadership at the local level in fulfilling the NFF's mission of developing leaders through football. Each of the five leadership award winners are honored during the NFF's Chapter Awards Luncheon, presented by Under Armour, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.

“Each of these individuals has embraced the mission of the NFF and is promoting the good in the game, benefiting our nation’s youth,” said NFF President and CEO Steven J. Hatchell. “Their dedication and passion creates a powerful presence for the NFF in their communities, making an impact and inspiring excellence on and off the field. We are excited to honor their commitment and love for the game.”

With 120 chapters and more than 12,000 members, the NFF Chapter Network impacts more than 500,000 student-athletes at 5,000 high schools in 47 states each year. Collectively, the NFF chapters stage more than 1,000 annual events, celebrating the game and its unique ability to teach values of leadership, teamwork and the drive to compete. The events include coaching clinics, leadership conferences, college nights, media days and local awards banquets that recognize more than 3,500 scholar-athletes and distribute more than $1 million in scholarships.

The Chapter Leadership Award recipients have spearheaded the efforts of their respective chapters: securing funds for scholarships; selecting the honorees; and staging events to help benefit the young people who play football. Their efforts ensure that future generations of players are inspired to achieve on and off the field. Five student-athletes, selected from the more than 500,000 covered by the NFF Chapter Network, are also honored as the NFF's National High School Scholar-Athlete Class at the luncheon.

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