Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is the spokesperson for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which has recognized 22 college football players from Div. I, II, III and NAIA for their outstanding community service work, including Amara Kamara of Temple, Stefen Wisniewski of Penn State and Siddiq Haynes of Delaware..
Sorry, no Irish on this team.
"All we ever hear about are the negative things," Holtz said. "This puts an emphasis on the good things that no one ever hears about."
Wisniewski traveled on two mission trips to the Dominican Republic, most recently to help build a church, planting trees and handing out pairs of donated shoes to villages, spent the last year student teaching English at State College Area High School and has become a positive role model for many of his students and also participates in THON Make-A-Wish program, SAAB Autism Awareness reading program, Pennsylvania Special Olympics State Summer Games, Habitat for Humanity, Athletic Director's Leadership Institute and Athletes In Action.
Kamara is a strong advocate for bone marrow donor awareness, he assisted in the registration of 1,270 new marrow donor registrations -- the largest donor turnout in the history of the program -- during Temple's Bone Marrow Donor Drive, coached over 500 kids grades K-12 on football techniques at three different youth football camps, and was named the 2010 male recipient of the Athletic Department's Temple Teammates Award and the 2010 T.E.A.M. Award, designated for student-athletes that have demonstrated leadership and exceptional community service efforts.
Haynes started all 11 games at defensive tackle in 2009 and recorded a career-high 21 tackles. Haynes, an English major from Durham, N.C., has contributed to several community service organizations since walking on to the Blue Hens football team. He worked with children at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Newark, A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital and New Castle Youth Football and also supported various cancer initiatives, such as lung cancer walks and bone marrow drives.
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