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Redfoot Nominated to NABC Good Works Team

Redfoot Nominated to NABC Good Works Team

12/3/2014 — INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches and Allstate Insurance Company today announced the 158 nominees for the 2015 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®, and among the nominees is Penn State Altoona men's basketball senior forward Joel Redfoot (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg).

This prestigious community service award recognizes a distinguished group of student-athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in their communities.

College sports information directors and basketball coaches across the country nominated players who exhibit exceptional leadership skills and an unwavering commitment to volunteerism. From the 158 NABC nominees, distinguished voting panels will select a 10-member team comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The final roster of award recipients will be unveiled in February.

"The accomplishments of student-athletes extend far beyond successes achieved on the court, and Allstate is proud to recognize this exceptional group of young men for the positive impact they are making in their communities," said Pam Hollander, vice president of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2015 NABC Good Works Team® selection panel. "Their stories of powerful and selfless acts, shared by SIDs and coaches across the nation, represent the best of collegiate student-athletes and serve as an inspiration to us all."

For the third year, the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® helps spotlight the off-the-court good works and service to others that often go unnoticed and unrewarded. As full-time students and athletes, these players choose to dedicate their limited free time to improving the lives of those around them.

Redfoot, who is in his third year with the Penn State Altoona men's basketball team, has been a leader within the campus' Student-Athlete Advisory Council. He has helped spearhead several community service projects during his time with SAAC, including successful volunteer efforts that have benefitted the Special Olympics of Blair County, the Altoona Area School District's Mountain Lion Backpack Program, local Toys for Tots collection drives, and the Soles4Souls shoe collection.

"In this third year of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® program, we had an overwhelming response with 158 nominations for 2015," said NABC Executive Director Jim Haney. "There are so many young men in college basketball today who make extraordinary and selfless contributions locally, nationally and globally. This is a tremendous opportunity to not only recognize the best of the best, but honor all of these student-athletes for their achievements away from the court."

After the final roster is announced in February, members of the Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, to the 2015 NABC Convention and 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four® in Indianapolis, where they will participate in a community project benefitting the host city.

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