It has been announced earlier Tuesday that an Upper Peninsula high school football team is going to be receiving a couple grants courtesy from the Detroit Lions, United Dairy of Michigan and Kroger.
In a video message posted from Facebook user Sam Eggleston, Superior Central High School Cougars in Eben Junction (Alger County) was named as one of six recipients for the Lions’ ‘Touchdown in Your Town’ initiative.
Listed from the Lions’ website, the winners are selected for high school football programs based on need, merit, a compelling narrative, and projected impact.
Detroit linebacker Jahlani Tavai said in the video that Superior Central will receive grants of up to $23,000 from both the Lions team and the United Dairy of Michigan.
The Cougars will also have an exclusive ‘chalk talk’ from a few Lions players, and it will occur at a later date.
Joining Superior Central in earning the initiative are Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights, Carrollton High School in Saginaw, Harper Woods High School, Flint’s Southwestern Classical Academy, and Lawton High School.