Lasting Gift to The Walker Memorial Fund

EVANSTON, Ill. -- For the third consecutive year, the American Football Coaches Foundation donated $10,000 to the Randy Walker Memorial Fund. Mike Taylor, representing the AFCF, and Dennis Grapenthin, chairman of the Randy Walker Power of Influence Golf Outing, made the presentation to Tammy Walker, wife of the former Northwestern University head coach, and current NU head coach, on October 5th. Walker served as Northwestern's head coach from 1999 through 2005 before his untimely death in June of 2006. The Walker Memorial Fund helps support the Randy Walker recruiting assistant staff position in the football office.

This past summer, the AFCA hosted the fourth annual Randy Walker Power of Influence Golf Outing, a charity golf event that helps raise funds for the American Football Coaches Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1998 to fund its education mission. Contributions generated by The Foundation ensure that the coaching community will continue to have the finest possible professional development and educational tools ... now and in the future. These tools are accessible and affordable to coaches from high schools, colleges, and universities -- small and large, rich and poor, big city or small town, and everything in-between.

See video of the check presentation (Click here).

“Coach George Smith is not only an influence on young people, but the influence is multiplied many times in the beliefs of the young people he helped mold into amazing human beings. George is an outstanding coach, but more importantly, he is an outstanding gentleman.” —Tina Jones, Principal of St. Thomas Aquinas High School