The Awards celebrates inspirational young athletes who embody the values of character, courage, contribution and commitment through the sport of football. Recognizing and rewarding these outstanding players inspires other youth to pursue sports as a positive, action-oriented path to self-discipline, leadership, strong academic performance and a healthy lifestyle.
$25,000 in academic scholarships will be awarded by the Trusted Sports Foundation to the twelve finalists, who will also receive an autographed jersey. A national Selection Committee along with a fan vote chooses the scholarship recipients and final Inspireum Football Award Winner. The nation's most inspirational player will receive a $7,500 scholarship.
Inspireum, located in Bend, Oregon, is a social enterprise dedicated to celebrating outstanding youth achievement that inspires the next generation and strengthens our communities. We discover, reward, and amplify stories of youth that overcome life's challenges and inspire others to achieve.
2011 Winner Addison Marshall
Addison Marshall and his family were uprooted by Katrina in 2005; then in 2009, he battled leukemia, which returned with a vengeance in April of 2010. But throughout his illness he worked to stay in shape, and he returned to the field this season.
Check out his inspirational story.