Warren Moon and Pro Football Hall of Fame
To Award Scholarships to Six Students
Hall of Fame Scholarship Reception to honor recipients at SCORE! inside Luxor Hotel Casino
on Thursday, June 6, at 4:30 p.m.
LAS VEGAS – May 22, 2013 – For 25 years, Pro football Hall of Famer Warren Moon has given back to high school students in need around the country by awarding scholarships to ensure their continued education. Moon will be joined by a host of other football legends on Thursday, June 6, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the Warren Moon Hall of Fame Scholarship Reception inside SCORE! at the Luxor Hotel Casino Las Vegas. This year’s six recipients are: Carlos Martin from Las Vegas, Nev.; Joshua Mayfield from Las Vegas, Nev.; Max Fang from San Diego, Calif.; Meret Fakhory from Los Angeles, Calif.; Jared Lebowitz from La Canada Flintridge, Calif.; and Erich Olschewski from South Jordan, Utah.
Other Hall of Famers scheduled to join Moon at the ceremony on June 6 are Thurman Thomas, James Lofton, Marcus Allen, Bob Griese, Kellen Winslow, Floyd Little, Rod Woodson, and Bruce Smith*.
*Scheduled to appear and subject to availability
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“When I first started playing professional football in Canada, my agent Leigh Steinberg stressed the importance of always giving back,” says Warren Moon, 2006 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee. “Focusing on giving high school students a chance at a college education is my way of doing that. My goal is to have every scholarship recipient ‘pay it forward’ by creating a similar opportunity for those in need later in their lives.”
Warren Moon Hall of Fame Scholarship Recipients are selected based on three criteria: be on track to graduate the year the scholarship is awarded; have a financial need; and be active in their local communities. The scholarships are not limited to student-athletes in high school so anyone who meets the criteria is eligible.
“Our company, Sports 1 Marketing with Warren Moon as the founder and president, is very proud to implement and keep up this important scholarship program in the past three decades.” says David Meltzer, CEO of Sports 1 Marketing. “It’s a great feeling to be able to give back to the community on a regular basis like this, which is part of our core mission that also includes business development and partnership branding for national and international brands. All-in-all, we have a lot of fun doing what we do.”
Moon typically awards several scholarships annually. A special situation this year led to an additional honoree. Jared Lebowitz was originally chosen but was then awarded a football scholarship to the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. Due to his UNLV scholarship, Lebowitz asked that his scholarship money be awarded to another student. Lebowitz will still be honored at the ceremony alongside with the sixth recipient, Joshua Mayfield from Las Vegas High School, who coincidentally will also be attending UNLV for the fall semester.
“During his playing career, Warren exemplified what it took to be a Hall of Famer, both on and off the field,” says George Veras, CEO of Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprise. “He is giving an incredible opportunity to these well-deserving students, perhaps even giving them a future when they thought all hope was lost. We are honored to be associated with Warren and are excited about the good things these young men and women scholarship recipients will be doing for their communities.”
About Sports 1 Marketing
Founded by Warren Moon, Pro Football Hall of Famer, and David Meltzer, Former CEO of Leigh Steinberg Enterprises, Sports 1 Marketing is a sports and entertainment marketing company that maximizes the value of its clients and properties. Among other pursuits, we at Sports 1 Marketing specialize in duel marketing. We market individuals – elite current and legendary athletes, coaches and A list entertainers – for product promotion and off-the field activities and events. We also market products by the use of these same individuals. We take great pride in partnering with both outstanding individuals and exceptional corporate brands that have the same moral character and integrity that we believe in as our daily operating ethics. Because our agreements are non-exclusive, we afford clients the ability to pursue other marketing, advertising and promotional opportunities simultaneously.
As our clients will attest, one of our greatest assets are the people in our company, and we take great pride in our popular internship program, encouraging the education and training of individuals looking to make their way into the field of sports marketing, branding and advertising. Equally important is our business philosophy. We are determined to make a difference in the community. In addition to our own direct involvement, we align athletes and brands with charities that complement one another.