Printer Friendly

COCA-COLA PRESIDENT DON KEOUGH TO RECEIVE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION GOLD MEDAL AWARD

 COCA-COLA PRESIDENT DON KEOUGH TO RECEIVE NATIONAL
 FOOTBALL FOUNDATION GOLD MEDAL AWARD
 LARCHMONT, N.Y., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame have unanimously elected Donald R. Keough -- president of The Coca-Cola Company -- as the recipient of the foundation's 1992 Gold Medal Award.
 In making the announcement today, Bill Pearce, the foundation's chairman, said: "In 1950, the National Football Foundation was a fledgling organization dedicated to honoring those who honored the game -- in a yet to be built College Football Hall of Fame -- and creating its now much heralded Scholar-Athlete awards program. That same year, Don Keough began his career at the Coca-Cola Company. His business achievements are legendary, and his continuing contributions to scholarship, athletic excellence and community service have continued to earn him respect, honor and admiration ... and this year will earn him our foundation's highest honor."
 Pearce continued: "I have been privileged to have Don Keough as a friend for more than 30 years, and therefore felt a deep sense of personal joy when the foundation's Awards Committee -- under the leadership of Bob Mulcahy, president of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority -- selected Don Keough for this great honor."
 Keough has held various key positions within The Coca-Cola Company, and was named president of the company's food division in 1971. He then became president of Coca-Cola USA and was later given responsibility for the company's business in North and South America. Keough was elected president, chief operating officer and a director of the Coca-Cola Company in 1981, and was elected chairman of the board of Coca-Cola Enterprises in 1986.
 Keough serves on the boards of National Service Industries, Inc., H.J. Heinz Company and The Washington Post. He is chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame and a trustee of several other educational institutions. He also serves on the boards of a number of national charitable and civic organizations.
 Keough has received various honors in his career including honorary doctorates from the University of Notre Dame, and his alma mater, Creighton University.
 The Gold Medal will be presented at the foundation's Annual Awards Dinner, Dec. 8 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Also honored that evening will be the 13 new inductees to the College Football Hall of Fame, and the 1992 Class of Regional and National Scholar-Athletes.
 As the recipient of the 35th Gold Medal Award, Keough will join a remarkable group of business, military and civic leaders that includes seven presidents of the United States (Presidents Hoover, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush) previously honored.
 Founded in 1947, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is a national organization with over 80 local chapters and 8,000 members. The foundation is the sponsor of the College Football Hall of Fame, and an annual program of local and national scholarships for deserving high school and college Scholar-Athletes.
 The organization seeks to honor the great players and coaches of the game and to inspire the nation's youth to compete and succeed on the athletic field, in the classroom, and in society. The foundation strives to promote the game of football as an integral and vital part of the education process, and encourage the playing of the game at all levels of competition.
 -0- 4/15/92
 /CONTACT: Bob Casciola of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, 914-834-0474; or Tom DeBow of T.J. DeBow & Company, 212-727-7878, for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame/ CO: National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame;
 Coca-Cola Company ST: New York IN: SU:


SM-TS -- NY043 -- 8667 04/15/92 11:55 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Apr 15, 1992
Words:613
Previous Article:UNION CARBIDE TO REDEEM 9.75 PERCENT NOTES DUE 1994; UCC, UCIG SIGN NEW CREDIT AGREEMENTS
Next Article:AMERICAN ADJUSTABLE RATE TERM TRUST -- 1998 OFFERS 16 MILLION SHARES AT $10 PER SHARE


Related Articles
COCA-COLA SIGNS TOP III AGREEMENT WITH IOC, BECOMES FIRST GLOBAL SPONSOR FOR 1994, 1996 OLYMPIC GAMES
DONALD R. KEOUGH ELECTED TO THE HOME DEPOT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DONALD R. KEOUGH RETIREMENT SET TWO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTS NAMED
THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES CONTRIBUTION FROM THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
DONALD R. KEOUGH APPOINTED TO McDONALD'S BOARD
EXCALIBUR TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION NOMINATES THREE NEW DIRECTORS
Home Depot Announces Retirement of Donald R. Keough from Board of Directors, Nominates Bonnie Guiton Hill to Board.
Education Extra Achievements.
The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company Elects Don Keough as Director; Increases Annual Dividend by 14 Percent; Revises Retirement Policy for...
The WOW Factor(R), Inc. Awarded for Creative Excellence.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters