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10 Schools Receive Lemak Award Grants

By Lauren Peeples on July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Courtesy: Alabama Radio Sports

Coaches Awards Banquet Closes Out 16th All-Star Sports Week

Ten high schools were recipients of the 2012 Dr. Lawrence Lemak Award grants Friday night at the annual Championship Coaches Banquet at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Convention Center. Each school received $2,500 from the total of $25,000 distributed by the Lemak Group.

The banquet, the closing event of the 16th annual All-Star Sports Week, honored the 90 high school head coaches who led their schools to AHSAA state championships in the 2011-12 school year. The Sports Week is an event of the Alabama High School Athletic Association and hosted by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA). In addition, six individuals were selected as recipients of the AHSAA’s “Making A Difference” Award. Honored were: Class 1A: Renard Davis, McIntosh; Class 2A: John Smith, Hatton; Class 3A: Frances Shipp, Weaver; Class 4A: Richardson Robertson, Andalusia; Class 5A: Janet Latham, Athens; Class 6A: Peter Braasch, Vestavia Hills.

The Lemak Award has been provided a total of $130,000 in need-based grants to AHSAA schools since 2008. The schools were selected from more than 50 applications by a special committee. The award is named in honor of AHSAA Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Lawrence Lemak.