Since it was founded in 1961, the Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has been actively promoting amateur football in Baltimore and the surrounding counties of Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Howard.
The main activity of the Baltimore Chapter each year is their scholar-athlete banquet. The chapter boasts one of the largest banquets each year with over 1200 people in attendance. Since the first dinner in 1964, well over 2800 student athletes have been honored and over 40,000 people have attended the dinner. A highlight each year is the presentation of scholarship awards with over $230,000 being distributed thus far.
Another coveted award is the Service to Football Award, which is bestowed to individuals who have best served high school or college football in the area. The award is presented in the name of Herb Armstrong, a founding member and longtime President of the Maryland Scholastic Association.
Additionally, the chapter actively supports the Play it Smart program with Patterson and Forest Park High Schools participating as well as the NFL/NFF Coaching Academy.
54th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner
2016 Scholar Athletes
Play It Smart
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