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Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation Charitable Partner The California Showcase Announces Amazing Results
- Updated: September 22, 2014
The California Showcase, a free, one-day event for high school football seniors, has proudly announced that 139 student-athletes have received college scholarships, work study aid and federal aid totaling $2,538,637 for the 2014-2015 football season.
“This is amazing,” said Terry Donahue, the former UCLA coach and member of the college football hall of fame, who runs the Showcase, which was held in February at the StubHub Center in Carson. It was the second year for the California Showcase.
“We were excited about the number of young men we had participate (570),” said Donahue. “And we were excited about the number of colleges (55 total) that attended to scout the players, but we were absolutely amazed by the results. We doubled the number of players that made it onto college rosters this fall.”
Of the 55 Division II, Division III, NAIA and junior colleges who participated, 35 offered some financial aid to players. Twenty-five colleges had more than one player. The University of LaVerne with 14 and the University of Redlands with nine led the way.
But schools from as far away as Massachusetts (Nichols College), Nebraska (Concordia), Iowa (Graceland), Pennsylvania (Lincoln) and Montana (Rocky Mountain) also were able to land players for their programs.
The average aid amount per student at four-year schools was $20,544 while the average aid amount at junior colleges was $8,534.Donahue is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, a sponsor of the event.
The third annual California Showcase is set for next Feb. 21 at the StubHub Center in Carson. For more information on this event, go to CaShowcase.org.