National football group forming area chapter

The National Football Foundation (NFF) Chapter Network is creating a Tri-County Chapter of Ohio, targeting anyone in Clinton, Fayette, Highland counties and the surrounding areas that is interested in football.

An organizational meeting will be held 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Wilmington Elks 797 Lodge, 2541 Rombach Ave.

This chapter will serve the high school districts within the three counties and surrounding area districts that offer football.

Greg Oliver, a Wilmington resident, has been the president of the NFF National Capital Region Chapter in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. the past 14 years. Oliver will serve as the president of the newly created chapter and invites coaches, administrators, football parents, and any fan of the game of football to attend the organizational meeting to learn about the National Football Foundation.

One of the main functions of each chapter is to promote and host annual scholar athlete award programs. The chapter will assist in providing academic stipends (scholarships) to deserving and highly qualified scholars in local high schools. This chapter will recognize football players from Wilmington, East Clinton, Clinton-Massie, Blanchester, Washington Senior, Miami Trace, Hillsboro and McClain — as well as other area schools who wish to participate.

For more information contact Oliver at 571-315-5452 or email at