2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team A Showcase for Volunteerism With another scintillating men’s college basketball season about to culminate with the 2017 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® April 1 and 3 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, there is much to celebrate with all that has been accomplished on and off the court.
“The incredible growth of this program over five years is a great tribute to all of these caring and conscientious student-athletes,” said Jim Haney, NABC executive director. “Thanks to the generosity of Allstate, these terrific stories of good works are being shared across America.”
In its fifth year, the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® program garnered a record 181 nominations from college sports information directors and basketball coaches across the country for a very select group of men’s basketball student-athletes who exhibit exceptional leadership skills and an unwavering commitment to volunteerism.
Allstate assembled a high-profile voting panel to select the members of the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team® including former college basketball student-athletes Grant Hill (Duke University), Clark Kellogg (Ohio State University/CBS Sports) and Len Elmore (University of Maryland/FOX Sports/ESPN); media members Seth Davis (Sports Illustrated/CBS Sports) and Dana O’Neil (ESPN); former head coaches Bobby Cremins (Georgia Tech/College of Charleston) and Seth Greenberg (Virginia Tech); and Thomas Clarkson, president of the west territory for the Allstate Insurance Company.
This partnership between Allstate and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) was created to recognize this most outstanding group, which has shown dedication to service in their local communities, nationally and globally. From establishing nonprofits that provide youth with the necessary tools to become leaders of tomorrow, to raising awareness around pertinent issues that could save lives, the student-athletes nominated for this prestigious award exhibit leadership skills both on and off the court. NABC
The student-athletes selected for the 10-member team, five from NCAA® Division I, and five from NCAA Divisions II, III and NAIA Divisions I and II, have been invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA®, to the 2017 NABC Convention and 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four® in Phoenix,
where they will participate in a community service project benefitting the city. Through its partnership with the NCAA, title sponsorship of the Allstate® Sugar Bowl®, and the Allstate “Good Hands®” Field Goal Net program, Allstate has become one of the most recognizable sponsors in college sports. Since 2008, Allstate has partnered with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as a sponsor of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, which shines a spotlight on the positive, off-the-field impact college football student-athletes have on their communities. This year will also mark the fifth Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®, a partnership between Allstate and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) to recognize women’s college basketball studentathletes for their good works off the court and in their communities. NCAA and Final Four are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Published on Feb 15, 2017