Easton, PA (September 29, 2016) The AthLife Foundation announced that 15 student athletes from eight different high schools were awarded the Kowalski Robinson Youth Inspire Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. In the spring of 2014, the AthLife Foundation’s national network established the scholarship fund for deserving student-athletes, who have made an impact in their respective schools and surrounding community. Three award recipients shared their academic-athletic success journeys at the AthLife Foundation’s National Conference in Philadelphia in July.
“It’s with great honor and privilege that we recognize all of our student athlete awardees,” said AthLife President and CEO Jon Harris. “Though this fund, we continue to honor the legacy of two prominent influencers in the sport and player development industry in Tom Kowalski and Stacy Robinson.”
Tariq Jarrah from Loius E. Dieruff High School (Allentown, PA), spoke about his experience playing football and the impact his academic-athletic coach had on his success, which has led him to pursue a collegiate career at Lehigh University. At the 2016 AthLife Youth Inspire Awards Reception, Tariq stated, “I was so proud to be selected for something like this, for people that are motivated, and have that much passion, and have that much desire to get things done to help student athletes across the world.”
Graduate from Park East High School (Manhattan, NY), Foxae Foster, who is attending SUNY Cortland said, “Some people feel that doing sports, it lags you down, and you can’t do it anymore. But, actually it helps you push. Because if you really love it, and you want to pursue that sport, you know what you have to do academically.”
Also joining Jarrah and Foster was Todgenay Roseboro, graduate of Urban Dove Team Charter High School (Brooklyn, NY). The three representatives from the Class of 2016 shared the awards reception stage with two former NFL players, Will Allen from the Pittsbrugh Steelers, and current NFLPA player Affairs and Development Director, Zamir Cobb. Both received the annual AthLife Youth Inspire Award for their community work and volunteerism.