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Brewer Receives NAACP Community Service Award
01/17/2006

FROSTBURG, Md. — At its celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Allegany County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) presented Ralph Brewer, Director of Athletics at Frostburg State, its Community Service Award.

The award acknowledges Brewer's contributions as a mentor to youth through the university's partnership in the Bridge to Youth program. The program provides disadvantaged youth in the county a means by which they both learn skills from sports instruction but also how to grow through sports participation.

About the award, Brewer said, "It is an honor to be recognized by the NAACP. The award, though, should go to all of the coaches and student-athletes who give their time and knowledge to the young men and women. Without them, the program would go nowhere. I accept this award on their behalf."

Brewer is in his third year as athletic director after serving on an interim basis for the previous three years.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu