Wyoming Chapter of NFF and CHF Looking for Greatest UW Football Fan

Oct. 24, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is looking for the Greatest High School and UW Football Fan in Wyoming. These two fans will be selected from the nominees submitted and honored at the chapter's annual banquet on March 16, 2002.

Do you know that UW or High School fan that has been to nearly every game for many years, including most out of town contests? Does that fan attend a lot of the practices too? Has that fan been involved in a booster club and worked hard at fundraisers or other projects that were important to the football program? What other things has that fan done to get the title of the Greatest UW or High School Football Fan?

If you know such a fan, please send a letter to: Wyoming Chapter - NFF&CHF, 250 Stockade Ct., Powell, WY 82435. List the fan's name, address, and phone number and everything you can say about the fan as to why you think that fan deserves this award. All letters of nomination must be received by December 31, 2001.

Mike Schutte, co-founder of the Cowboy Joe Club and president of the Wyoming Chapter, believes honoring the greatest football fans at the banquet is a natural fit and hopes to continue this tradition on an annual basis. "After all", Schutte says, "without fans, it wouldn't be much of a football game and yet we have never done too much to show our appreciation of those great fans." "Wyomingites are all great fans and I'm asking them to help us find the greatest of the great."

The National Football Foundation was founded in 1947 with a mission to ensure and promote the future of amateur football. It is not connected with professional football. The Wyoming Chapter was formed in 1993 and since its inception has honored over 300 athletes and given out over $24,000 in scholarships to Wyoming high school and UW football players. The top two football scholar-athletes from each of the state's five football classifications and UW are honored at the annual banquet. These high school and UW seniors have shown outstanding academic achievement, exemplary school leadership and citizenship and superior football performance. The Chapter also nominates and endeavors to get former University of Wyoming All American football players elected to the National Football College Hall of Fame. In 2000, Eddie Talboom became Wyoming's first All American inducted into the National Hall of Fame due to the efforts of the Wyoming Chapter.