Nameless Donor who awards $ 1 million in annual scholarships to highschool soccer gamers – WSB-TV Channel 2
ROSWELL, Ga. – An anonymous donor is searching for black high school soccer players in Roswell and ensuring they have an opportunity to go to college.
However, to get the donor’s help, athletes need to do something outside of the field: get good grades.
The donor only has two rules. The kids are just about to do A, and no one can find out who he or she is.
[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]
In 2018, Jeff Burch, director of sports at Centennial High School, was approached by a close family with an idea.
“They saw a picture of a group of our learned athletes on Twitter and found that while there was a large group of African American student athletes on the football team, a small percentage were represented by our learned athletes,” said Burch.
This resulted in the Centennial High School African American Football Scholar’s athlete scholarship.
“His goal is to provide $ 1,000,000 scholarships to students each year as they progress through college,” said Burch.
For every semester that an African American on the Knights List earns an A Average, they can earn up to $ 25,000 for college. That means that over four years of high school, each student may have $ 200,000 available for college.
“It’s not just limited to teaching. This donor wants our students to have the opportunity to get out of college debt free and pay for whatever they need, ”said Burch.
Two players who have benefited from this stranger’s generosity spoke to Channel 2’s Alison Mastrangelo about how they are seizing this incredible opportunity.
“It’s crazy to realize that your family doesn’t have to pay for an entire semester,” said Senior Evan Walker.
Both Walker and Jordan Barbas are graduating this year and have each paid at least one semester of college.
“It is breathtaking and a blessing to know this is an opportunity to help your family after giving me so much,” said Barbas.
[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]
While Walker and Barbas haven’t had the opportunity to personally thank their mystery giver, they want him or her to know how much it means to them.
“I would honestly thank you for inspiring me to do what you do because my goal in life is to give back to millions of children every year,” said Walker, a defensive ending.
“It’s just a gift, a blessing. People should take advantage of the gifts that are given to them. Thank you, ”said Barbas, a linebacker walking back.
The anonymous has no plans to quit. They just want to help so many black soccer players in Centennial High School get through to college stress-free.
IN OTHER NEWS: