2013 WATKINS AWARD FINALISTS
Slivy Edmonds Cotton
Community Service Award
2013 Watkins Award Weekend
The Watkins Award ceremony will be held at the prestigious
VIP Adult Reception, Friday, February 22, 6 pm - 10 pm ($50.00 ) more information
Watkins Family Reception at the ESPN Zone at LA Live, Friday, February 22, 7:30 pm - 10 pm
Watkins Football Camp/ Univ of Southern California Teen Summit, Saturday, February 23, 10 am - 1:30 pm more information
Watkins Alumni Session, Saturday, February 23, 4 pm - 6:30 pm
Press Conference, Saturday, February 23, 4 pm - 5 pm
Red Carpet , Saturday, February 23, 5pm - 6 pm
VIP & General Reception, Saturday, February 23, 6 pm - 7 pm
The Franklin D. Watkins Awards Gala, Saturday, February 23, 7 pm - 9:30 pm more information
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About the Watkins Award
The Watkins Award is presented annually to African American scholar-athletes since 1992, the Watkins Award is named for Franklin D. Watkins, the coach of championship football and basketball teams in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Previous awardees include Rhodes Scholar, Myron Rolle, Justin Blalock of the Atlanta Falcons, Ted Ginn Jr. of the Miami Dolphins, Lorenzo Alexander of the Washington Redskins, Mohammed Massaquoi of the Cleveland Browns, Darnell Dinkins of the New Orleans Saints, LaVarr Arrington of the New York Giants, Grant Irons and Ronald Curry formerly of the Oakland Raiders, Deryck Toles of the Indianapolis Colts, Marcedes Lewis of Jacksonville Jaguars, Ernie Sims of the Detroit Lions, and Darius Walker of the Houston Texans.
"The 2012 Watkins Award features another year of fine student athletes," Everette Pearsall, Executive Director of The Alliance, shares. “Each of these young men is well equipped for success academically. We have continued to recognize and honor the premier African American Scholar Athletes in the United States."
Finalists are chosen based on their unweighted grade point average, their personal statements, extra curricular activities, community service, and letters of recommendation. Each winner will be recognized in Los Angeles, receive an award, ring, and dinner in their hometown.
Sponsors of this year’s event include Presenting Sponsor Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Peoples Financial Services, Bacardi, Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, Nash Management Group, Stephon Valentine Limos and Jostens Corporation who manufactures and donates the Watkins Award trophy and rings.
The National Alliance of African American Athletes was founded in 1989. The mission of The Alliance is to empower African American males through athletics, education and public programs.
Media representatives are invited to cover the awards ceremony. For more information about the Watkins Award, The Alliance, or to get tickets for the awards ceremony browse our website or email email@example.com