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National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame
The mission of the National
Football Foundation and College
Hall of Fame is to promote and develop the power of amateur
football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship,
zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America’s young
We will fulfill this mission in the following ways:
- By inspiring young people to excellence: holding up the greatest
players and coaches in the history of the game as role models
and enshrining them and their achievements in the College Football
Hall of Fame.
- By exciting young people, and those who influence them, about
the game: in particular, managing the College Football Hall of
Fame in such a way as to dramatize the history, exhilaration
and value of the game to an ever broadening audience of fans
and potential fans.
- By developing, managing and promoting model football programs,
which further strengthen the educational and character building
qualities of the game.
- By honoring, publicizing and providing financial support to
high school and college football players who represent our ideal
of the scholar-athlete.
- By continuing a grassroots movement, through local chapters,
while involving football fans, coaches, educators, the media
and former players in the implementation of the programs, which
will fulfill our mission for America’s youth.
- Through this mission, The Foundation serves not only youth,
but the nation as well.
No football experience is required to become a member. In fact,
many of our members never even played organized football. Our membership
base includes nearly every profession, race, religion, and creed.
Our members are men and women, fans, parents, players, coaches,
referees, and administrators.
You can find more information about the national organization
at the National
Football Foundation web site.
The Seattle/King County Chapter
The Seattle/King County Chapter of the National Football Foundation
and College Hall of Fame is one more than 113 chapters throughout
the country that honors student athletes. The foundation promotes
amateur football at all levels, recognizing teams, coaches, officials,
administrators and young men who excel both as a player and as
a student. The Seattle/King County chapter represents 64 high school
football programs throughout King and Kitsap Counties.
Each year, the Seattle chapter awards scholarships to local Scholar-Athletes.
Players are nominated by their high school coaches, with two players,
a back and a lineman from each school. A selection committee consisting
of former coaches, players and administrators, then perform the
difficult task of narrowing the list down to four backs and four
linemen. The final awards are presented at our annual Award
We are also are proud to support two ongoing programs: Play
It Smart and the Coaching Academy. The Play It Smart program places
an "academic coach" in a selected high school to help monitor and
plan a student's academic goals and progress. The Coaching Academy
is a two day clinic to elevate the quality of coaching at the youth,
junior high and high school levels.
Contributions made to the Seattle/King County Chapter are tax
deductible as a 501C non-profit organization.
Seattle Chapter Officers
- Walter W. Hunt II, President
- Greg Porter, Treasurer
- Callie Bergan, Executive Administrative Assistant
Seattle Board of Directors
- Gary Bergan
- Dee Hawkes
- Bill Heglar
- John Hurney
- Dick Nicholl
- Hal Prukop, Jr.
- Mike Linker
- Tiffany Solack
Seattle Honorary Directors
- Paul Allen, Seattle Seahawks
- Mike Flood, Seattle Seahawks
- John Hennessy, Nuprecon, LP
- Dr. Stan Cole, Retired
Seattle Chapter Officers/Directors (L
to R): Hal Prukop, Callie Bergan, John Hurney, Gary Bergan, Greg Porter, Bill Heglar, Dick Nicholl, Dee Hawkes, Mike Linker, Walt Hunt. Not pictured: Tiffany Solack
Past Seattle Chapter Presidents
Officers and Board of Directors