Lanier receives $6,500 grant from NFL Foundation - - Jackson, MS

Lanier receives $6,500 grant from NFL Foundation

JACKSON (Jackson.K12.MS.US) - Lanier High School received a $6,500 grant from the National Football League Foundation. The grant will be used to:

  • Purchase and recondition football equipment
  • Purchase field items
  • Refurbish playing fields
  • Renovate locker and weight rooms
  • Purchase or repair video editing equipment

The NFL provides the opportunity to receive grants to high school football programs in honor of NFL players who support those programs. Sylvester Stamps, a former Jackson State University and NFL player, is on the coaching staff at Lanier High School. Stamps played in the league for six seasons, including five seasons as a running back for the Atlanta Falcons.

"We commend Lanier Bulldogs Coach Curtis Stapleton on his leadership and sincerely thank Coach Stamps for his work with our student-athletes and making this grant opportunity possible," said Clinton Johnson, Executive Director of Athletics for Jackson Public Schools.

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