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Community QB Award

HOUSTON - We're looking to identify Houston's top community volunteer as part of the 2004 NFL Community Quarterback Award!

The Houston Texans Foundation announces the launch of the 2004 NFL Community Quarterback program so now is the perfect time to nominate someone whose tremendous community efforts should be recognized.


The program recognizes outstanding volunteers in all NFL cities, awarding nearly $1 million to charitable organizations. Individuals exhibiting leadership, dedication and commitment to improving their community are candidates for the program.

Nominees age 13 and over, providing volunteer service for non-profit organizations in their community, are eligible. Candidates must download an application form here or at All applications must be post marked no later than October 22, 2004 to the Houston Texans Foundation.

Last season, Shirley Grimes from Tamina Community Center was the Houston Texans Community Quarterback Award recipient. Grimes went on to receive the National Winner of the PARADE/ NFL Community Quarterback honors.


Grimes received a grant of $10,000 donated in her name to the Tamina Community Center and for being the overall national winner, NFL Charities, which founded the program, also made a $25,000 donation to the Grimes organization, the Tamina Community Center.

Grimes has volunteered for the Tamina Community Center* *for over six years and is a prime example of outstanding service within the Houston community. In her many years of service, she has been a major asset in the organization of Friends of Tamina, a group that focuses on acquiring clean water for their community. In addition, Grimes assists in the organization and coordination of many of the activities at the Tamina Center. She has been called the "ultimate problem solver," whether it be childcare, a flat tire, home repair or almost any other problem, she is there to lend any assistance she can .

"Shirley Grimes is the perfect example of one who gives so graciously of her time and talents to improve the lives of others. The Houston Texans are indeed pleased to honor her for her dedicated volunteerism. We salute her for her many years of service," said Joanie Haley, the Executive Director of the Houston Texans Foundation.

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