Jordan Steffy Nominated
Maryland's Jordan's Steffy was nominated for an honor that celebrates off-the-field accomplishments. Here is the press release I received:
Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association recently announced the nomination of 71 student-athletes for the 17th annual Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, for their off-field accomplishments, including the University of Maryland’s Jordan Steffy. At the end of the season two 11-man Good Works teams will be selected.
Steffy, majoring in kinesiology sciences with a 3.0 GPA, is a senior and is scheduled to graduate in May. He is being honored for setting up his own foundation, the Children Deserve A Chance Foundation. The foundation rose over $20,000 last year for epilepsy research and the creation of the New Image Youth Center in Orlando.
The Leola, Pennsylvania native also participated in the TERP reading program where student-athletes visit local elementary schools. His involvement led to his role as graduation speaker at Ellicott Mills Middle School.
Allstate has teamed with the AFCA to honor the college football players whose involvement with charitable organizations and community service contributions stands out among the more than 50,000 student-athletes participating in the sport at all four-year collegiate institutions. From among the 71 nominations submitted by sports information directors on behalf of their teams, a special selection committee assembled by the AFCA and Allstate will select two 11-player Good Works Teams – one composed of players competing in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (I-A) and a combined team representing players competing in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (I-AA), Divisions II, III and the NAIA.
“Allstate is proud to partner with the AFCA and acknowledge the outstanding commitment to community so many student-athletes are demonstrating off the football field,” said Lisa Cochrane, vice president of marketing for Allstate. “As a sponsor of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, Allstate continues its commitment to college football by honoring the volunteer efforts of college football players at all levels.”
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