The Fritz Pollard Alliance held its 10th Annual Membership Meeting/Awards Reception on Friday at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, and two members of the Vikings organization were among those recognized.
Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf accepted on behalf of the entire Wilf ownership group the Paul “Tank” Younger Award, while Assistant Director of College Scouting Jamaal Stephenson was named the NFC Scout of the Year. Other individuals honored at the event, which was attended by an impressive roster of NFL luminaries, included: Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano; Texans National Scout Ed Lambert; Bengals RB Coach Jim Anderson; and Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome.
This is the second time this offseason that members of the Vikings have been honored by the Fritz Pollard Alliance. Frazier and Vice President of Legal Affairs & Chief Administration Officer Kevin Warren were recipients of Fritz Pollard Alliance “Salute To Excellence” awards during Super Bowl week in New Orleans. The Salute to Excellence award recognizes the outstanding performance of minority NFL Head Coaches and Executives, collegiate coaches, and high school seniors during the current season. This recognition is particularly extraordinary as it highlights the tremendous efforts and sacrifices made by current and previous honorees that will lead to even greater opportunities for minorities seeking advancement opportunities.
About the Fritz Pollard Alliance
The FPA was organized for the purposes of promoting diversity and equality of job opportunity in the coaching, front office and scouting staffs of National Football League teams, by means including:
– Providing networking, mentoring and career development opportunities for minority candidates on NFL team staffs.
– Encouraging adoption of rules and practices by the NFL that foster diversity on team staffs.
– Educating NFL team owners and managers regarding the availability of minority candidates for team staff positions.
– Advocating the hiring and promotion of minority candidates in NFL team staff hierarchy through public education and communication with team and league ownership and management.
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