Lott IMPACT Trophy | Honoring College Football's Defensive Best



Springleaf Financial Signs on as Charitable Partner

Springleaf Financial

Newport Beach, October 1, 2015 – The Lott IMPACT Trophy is pleased to announce that Springleaf Financial has signed on as an official charitable partner of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, an award that recognizes College Football’s Defensive Best in Character and Performance.

Named after 4-time Super Bowl winner and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, the Lott IMPACT Trophy recognizes young men who not only perform on the field, but also off the field. The award celebrates defensive college football players that embody the IMPACT acronym; Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

The 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy was awarded to UCLA stand-out Linebacker Eric Kendricks, and has been won by some of today’s top defensive players in the NFL including 2013 Defensive Player of the year Luke Kuechly (Boston College) and 2012/2014 NFL Defensive Player of the year J.J. Watt (Wisconsin).

“It is our great pleasure to announce that Springleaf Financial has signed on as an official charitable partner of the Lott IMPACT Trophy,” said Ronnie Lott. “This partnership will undoubtedly open new doors and create tremendous opportunities for the wonderful programs we support. The great people at Springleaf Financial pride themselves in making an impact in their communities, just as the young men who are recognized by our award do. This is a natural partnership that will create a lot of good.”

About Springleaf Financial Services
Springleaf is a leading consumer finance company providing loan products to customers through its nationwide branch network and online presence. Springleaf has a nearly 100-year track record of high-quality origination, underwriting and servicing of personal loans, primarily to nonprime consumers. Springleaf operates one of the largest consumer finance branch networks in the United States, serving its customers through nearly 830 branches in 27 states. For more information, please visit Springleaf.com

About The Lott IMPACT Trophy

Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the Lott IMPACT Trophy is given each year to a defensive college football player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and a distinguished group of former college football head coaches.

Each week fans can vote for their Lott IMPACT Player of the Week online and through the official Lott IMPACT Trophy app available on both the iOS and android platforms. The annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Award Ceremony will be held December 13th at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, CA and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports.

For more information about the Lott IMPACT Trophy visit: www.lottimpacttrophy.org

Tony Brand , Springleaf Communications, 312-754-6848, tony.brand@springleaf.com
Sergio Millas, HallPass Media, 949-757-4242, smillas@hallpassnetwork.com

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