Goodmon Receives Distinguished American Award
Dr. LeRoy Walker (left) presented the award to Jim Goodmon.
Former college football coach Bill Dooley serves as Chairman of the Triangle chapter.
Walker thanks Goodmon for his support of scholar athletes.
CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon received the Distinguished American Award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s Triangle Chapter of North Carolina at the organization’s annual banquet on Monday, April 15, 2002. Held at the LeRoy Walker Building on the campus of North Carolina Central University, the event featured the building’s namesake as keynote speaker and Goodmon’s award presenter.
The Distinguished American Award recognizes a citizen that has been supportive of scholarships for young athletes. Former recipients of the Distinguished American Award include Bill Dooley, John Swofford and Dr. Walker among others.
The scholarship program that Goodmon and CBC support awards $1,000 scholarships to a top senior football scholar-athlete at each of the 24 high schools in the Triangle area. The Triangle chapter also recognizes the top senior football player at each of the Triangle’s four collegiate football playing schools.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, outstanding leadership/citizenship, football ability, performance and attitude. Students are nominated by their principal and head football coach, and a membership awards committee selects the winners. to promote football and to honor football scholar-athletes from high schools and colleges in the area The Triangle Chapter encompasses Wake, Durham and Orange Counties in its territory.
For 2002, CBC provided funds for three of the scholarships and served as a presenting sponsor.