To all NEDC Members, NIAAA State Liaisons and State Presidents,
On behalf of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, we would like to inform you about the continuation of our 2021 Initiative the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Due to the COVID-19, many states were unable to host their 2020 state conferences therefore not having the opportunity to raise money for this worthy organization.
As a reminder, this organization helps benefit our military and first responders. They do this in memory of FDNY firefighter, Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. Please see the attached flyer.
We really appreciate how our membership responded last year and we hope we can expand upon those efforts. In addition to raising funds from your state membership we would like you to consider encouraging them to use this initiative as a community service project within their schools. Students can benefit a great deal by learning about our country and the events that happened on 9/11.
To donate to this year’s 2021 NIAAA Initiative simply follow these steps:
Please use a credit card (if your association does not have its own card please use your personal card and get reimbursement)
Go to https://bit.ly/2CQrrGc and click on Donate on the right side of the page.
Select or fill in your amount to donate and then click on Continue
Fill in your information on the payment page and click on Donate. Note – fees
If your association doesn’t have a credit card, you may also send your state check to the NIAAA with Tunnel 2 Towers in the memo section and the NIAAA will make your donation for you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either one of us:
Joni Pabst, CAA, Chair of the NIAAA National Initiative and Assistance Network
firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-906-7252
Fred Balsamo, CMAA, Vice Chair of the NIAAA National Initiative and Assistance Network
email@example.com or 203-605-0553
Thank you for your support in this worthy cause!
In order to apply for the 2022 state and national scholarship please go to www.niaaa.org, click on awards, then student scholarships for all of the necessary information. This will include the qualifications needed in order to apply and the fillable application form. Once you have completed the application and included a recommendation from your athletic administrator you can submit the total packet to Tania Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 MSSADA Scholar/Athlete Essay Awards!
This year's winners are Grace Brogioli from Wareham High School and Benjamin Westphal from Algonquin Regional High School. These two remarkable individuals will now represent Massachusetts in a pool of candidates from Section 1 in contention for the NIAAA Scholar/Athlete of the Year Award.
Special thanks go out to Scoreboard Enterprises and The Championship Award Guys, strong supporters of our organization, who are financing $500 scholarships to each of our winners in recognition of their outstanding academic and athletic achievements.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the athletic administrators that supported this effort by taking the time to spread the word to their respective candidates and for writing such heartfelt recommendations. We had numerous applicants, all truly outstanding young men and women.
Thank you again for your continued professionalism and dedication to educational athletics.
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