Dec. 21, 2009
New Orleans - The Tulane duo of senior Andre Anderson and junior Andrew Nierman became the latest Green Wave players to be honored by the Fellowship Foundation during its annual pre-Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Martin Luther King Jr. Science and Technology in the Ninth Ward.
For the past 20 years, the Fellowship Foundation has honored both high schools and collegians, including two Tulane football players based on the recommendation of the TU football staff. Charles Alexander is the President and Founder of the Fellowship Foundation and has partnered with Tulane Athletics since its inception.
Anderson was named the Top Scholar College Football Player, while Nierman received the Most Inspirational College Football Player. Following their acceptance of each award, both players spoke to the group about the importance of education and staying in school.
The elementary and middle schools in New Orleans area that are under the Fellowship Foundation umbrella were present at the event, including students from Martin Luther King Jr. Science and Technology and McDonogh 35 Senior High School.
The New Orleans Saints have also been very active with the Fellowship Foundation over the years. Saints running back Reggie Bush and punter Thomas Morestead attended the event and also spoke to the group about the importance of education but more specifically about making "good choices" throughout their lives.
Fellowship Foundation- New Orleans
The Fellowship Foundation is a 501©(3) non-profit youth organization which was organized in an effort to attack the Juvenile delinquency concerns experienced within the inner-city areas of New Orleans. The Fellowship Foundation's mission is to help instill a positive self-image among young males in the community by creating positive attitudes toward higher education, developing moral values, self-esteem, and leadership skills, while promoting cultural, historical and spiritual development.