FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Football Boosters, Inc. (FFB) donates a $1000 scholarship to one graduating Fallbrook High School football athlete each school year. Applicants are asked to submit a three paragraph essay answering the following question "How has playing high school football had a positive impact on your life?" by a set due date (the due date this year was April 23).
The applicant with the best written essay (correct grammar, spelling, paragraph structure and understanding the question) is awarded the scholarship. The winner of the 2023 Fallbrook Football Boosters Scholarship is senior Anthony Thomas.
Thomas provided the Boosters with well written paragraphs, citing that leadership and hard work would be significant lessons from his four years of high school football. He wrote, "I've learned that when it comes to motivating my teammates, there is not just one specific way to do it. The way in which you motivate one person may need to be completely different than another based on the personality you are dealing with. One player may be able to be motivated by yelling at them to fire them up, or they may need to be talked to in more of a one-on-one setting that is not in front of the whole team. Learning this concept is what has made me be able to relate to all of my teammates and build strong bonds with them that have helped us come together as a team to achieve our goals."
To Thomas, FFB President Stephanie Jones said, "Congratulations and we wish you nothing but continued success in your future!"
"In order to provide scholarships, like this one that Anthony Thomas received, and meet other needs of the Fallbrook High School Football team, several fundraising efforts are made throughout the year. The FFB holds blast fundraisers, runs the concession stands at home games, sells spirit wear and is currently holding a golf Tournament on June 9," FFB Fundraiser Laura Cherevchenko said.
"Without these fundraisers, we wouldn't be able to cover needs over and above what the school budget covers for football. This year our main focus is purchasing new weight room equipment, guardian caps and a five-man tackling sled," continued Cherevchenko.
The Scramble Golf fundraiser will be held June 9 at the Cross Creek Golf club, 43860 Glen Meadows Road in Temecula. Golfers are $150 each or groups of four for $500 (this includes golfing and dinner). Dinner is only $25 a person, for non-golfing participants. There will be a silent auction during the dinner with items donated from several Fallbrook businesses (So Cal Tanning, Paradise Fitness and Yogurt Palace, with more coming in daily). Businesses can also sponsor a golf hole for $200.
For more information, view updates for this event at https://www.fallbrookfootball.com/. All questions regarding golf hole sponsorship or in season team sponsorships can be directed to Cherevchenko at [email protected] or Jones at [email protected].
Submitted by Fallbrook Football Boosters.