About the Award
College Football Hall of Fame Coach Grant Teaff, with the support of the Texas High School Coaches Association and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, will recognize servant leadership and community service initiatives by Texas high school sports teams. Our goal is to encourage athletes to go beyond their efforts on the field/court of play and use their platform to help serve their communities.
The service must be performed by a high school team in any sport and may include, but not limited to, building homes, volunteering at a food bank or homeless shelter, mentoring elementary school students, community and residential cleanup, encouraging those with special needs, etc.
“Helping coaches, athletes and teams to use their influence to make a difference in their communities has been my passion. Going beyond the game to serve others benefits the recipient and helps to create servant leaders.”
1994 TSHOF INDUCTEE
The selected team will receive a table for eight (8) to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Induction on April 13 in Waco and be recognized during the ceremony. Four hotel rooms will be provided for the evening of April 13. A :45 video describing the team’s service and outcomes will be aired at the induction.
The team will also have their picture, team logo and short narrative installed in a newly created Grant Teaff Beyond the Game display atthe Texas Sports Hall of Fame. A grant of $5,000 from the Grant Teaff Foundation will be awarded to the selected school’s athletics program.
Participating high school teams will upload a two-paragraph narrative along with a community impact statement describing their service and outcomes.
The entry must be accompanied with no more than four photos and/or a :30 video to the Texas Sports Hall of
Award criteria will include creativity, percentage of sports team participation along with community and social impact statements by those served or from community leaders.
The entries will be judged by a 3-person panel that includes a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association, a representative
from the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and a member of the Teaff family. Judges will select and notify the team by March 8, 2024.
Nominations are open to all member of your community, coaches, parents, students, teacher & administrators.
MARCH 1, 2024
MARCH 1, 2024