Allstate Insurance Company and former UGA football players participated in a community service project at Booker T. Washington High School during the fourth annual “Allstate Good Works Day” in Atlanta.
Former UGA football players, Matt Stinchcomb, Jon Stinchcomb, David Greene, and D.J. Shockley, are all former members of the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. This is a prestigious national award honoring college football players at all levels of competition who stand out for their “good works” in the community. Since 1992, selection to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has become the gold standard for off-the-field character and leadership for college football players. The honor is widely considered the sport’s pre-eminent community service award.
“We want to help our students prepare for success in life, service, as well as leadership,” said Steve Smith, Associate Superintendent for APS. “Today’s event really exemplifies our mission.”
The event kicked off with a performance from the Washington High Marching Band and a student assembly. During the assembly, D.J. Shockley and Matt Stinchcomb spoke to students about the importance of leadership, education and teamwork. Allstate also presented a one thousand dollar check to Washington High School.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of Allstate and the Hands On Atlanta volunteers,” Smith explained.
Immediately following the assembly, the players, along with volunteers from Allstate, helped to refurbish the school’s weight room facility and created a mural in the gym celebrating the rich history of Washington High School.