More than 600 guests attended the fourth annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration to benefit the Marshall Faulk Foundation on Oct. 7 at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center on the campus of San Diego State University. Fundraising exceeded all expectations by nearly doubling 2010’s efforts and netting more than $115,000 for the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, the SDSU Aztec Club to support SDSU Aztec Football Program scholarships, and to additional area community groups. The amount raised exceeded all expectations, raising nearly $50,000 more than last year.
The Marshall Faulk Foundation funds charitable organizations in San Diego who develop opportunities for at-risk youth. Faulk played at San Diego State University and then went on to a successful NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts and the St. Louis Rams. Faulk was a leading NFL running back and earned numerous titles and honors for his talent, including Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. On Aug. 6, 2011, Faulk was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Aztec for Life Homecoming Celebration is held the night before the university’s homecoming game, kicking off the school’s weekend festivities. VIPs and sponsors began the night with a private reception and remarks by Faulk. Guests also received the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the bust of Faulk created by famed sculptor Bill Walsh, who creates the busts that are enshrined in perpetuity at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The fourth annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration committee members include: Event Chair Carlos Gutierrez (board member) Committee Members include: Rick Ahumada (board member); Michael Brunker; Jennifer Cardenas (board member); Kevin Carlson; Frank Cuenca; Stephanie Dathe; Mike Lopez; Mike McNeill (board member); Jim Miller Jr.; Bob Moosbrugger; Frederick W. Pierce, IV; Elizabeth Ruch (board member); and Steve Schnall.
ABOUT THE MARSHALL FAULK FOUNDATION
The Marshall Faulk Foundation was founded in 1994 by Marshall Faulk, a leading NFL running back and recent inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Foundation provides funding for local San Diego organizations’ inner city youth programs, focusing on sports and education to keep kids off the streets. Through its partnerships and contributions to well-established charitable organizations, The Foundation has given away more than $1 million to positively impact the lives of thousands of children. For more information, please visit www.marshallfaulk.com, Facebook or Twitter.
Members of the Marshall Faulk Foundation Board of Directors include Rick Ahumada; Carlos H. Becerra; Jennifer Cardenas; Marc Chase; Melissa DeVita; Carlos Gutierrez; Terry Gilmore; Mike McNeill; Chad Moore; Frederick W. Pierce, IV; and Elizabeth Ruch.