Madison Pihlblad and Julie Szabo, recent Amherst Steele High School graduates, have been given $1,000 scholarships by the Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities.
They were among five recipients honored July 16 by the Valley City-based organization at the annual Gene Hickerson Memorial Golf Outing.
A record 34 foursomes, including celebrities such as Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Paul Warfield, raised more than $20,000 at the golf outing.
Pihlblad and Szabor are both first-year students this fall at Bowling Green State University.
Pihlblad supported the Amherst Steele football program as a student athletic trainer and will take those skills with her as she plans to major in nursing. She additionally worked with the Lorain County Special Olympics program and was an All-Lorain County soccer student-athlete for the Comets.
Szabo also supported the Steele football program as a student athletic trainer and joined Pihlblad on the Comets soccer team. She plans to major in athletic training at BGSU. Szabo feels that her athletic training experience with Comets head trainer Kayla West had a profound affect on her and now wants to take it to the next level.
“Each of the young men and women who received a scholarship were extremely deserving and displayed a family need. We are happy we coiuld help them and wish them all the luck and success in all of their future endeavors,” said CTCC president Anthony Dick.
Courtesy photo Madison Pihlblad and Julie Szabo are winners of $1,000 scholarships from the Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities.