LAS VEGAS –- Pro football Hall of Famer Warren Moon has given back to high school students in need around the country by awarding scholarships to ensure their continued education for the past 25 years. Moon recognized the 2013 class of the Warren Moon Hall of Fame Scholarship inside SCORE! at the Luxor Hotel Casino Las Vegas in a ceremony on Thursday, June 6. This year’s six recipients included local students Joshua Mayfield from Chaparral High School, who will be attending UNLV this fall, and Carlos Martin from Las Vegas High School; as well as Jared Lebowitz from La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., recruited to play quarterback for UNLV this fall; Max Fang from San Diego, Calif.; Meret Fakhory from Los Angeles, Calif.; and Erich Olschewski from South Jordan, Utah.
Other VIPs who appeared alongside Moon included Pro Football Hall of Fame CEO George Veras, and
Pro Bowler Hank Bauer, formerly of the San Diego Chargers.
“When I first started playing professional football in Canada, my agent Leigh Steinberg stressed the importance of always giving back,” says Warren Moon, 2006 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee. “Focusing on giving high school students a chance at a college education is my way of doing that. My goal is to have every scholarship recipient ‘pay it forward’ by creating a similar opportunity for those in need later in their lives.”
Warren Moon Hall of Fame Scholarship Recipients are selected based on three criteria: be on track to graduate the year the scholarship is awarded; have a financial need; and be active in their local communities. The scholarships are not limited to student-athletes in high school so anyone who meets the criteria is eligible.