High School Award Programs

Starting in 2012 The Chuck Ealey Foundation has worked with Leadership Toledo and Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN) along with high school coaches and guidance counselors across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to identify student leaders and athletes that live, share and demonstrate through their actions, in every aspect of their life, an Undefeated Spirit.

We do not honor great athletes, community leaders and business leaders simply because they are great at what they do. We honor them because they live, share and demonstrate through their actions, in every aspect of their life, an Undefeated Spirit. We seek out, recognize, reinforce and reward students leaders and student athletes that use their Undefeated Spirit to advance themselves, their education, their peers, their team and their community.

Boys Undefeated Spirit Award

Each year we identify the top ten boys football players that live, share and demonstrate through their actions, in every aspect of their life, an Undefeated Spirit.  A $500 and five $125 college scholarship is provided to boys football players that best exemplify The Undefeated Spirit.

Girls Undefeated Spirit Award

Each year we identify the top ten girls student athletes that live, share and demonstrate through their actions, in every aspect of their life, an Undefeated Spirit.  A $500 and five $125 college scholarship is provided to girls student athletes that best exemplify The Undefeated Spirit.

Undefeated Spirit Essay Competition

Starting in 2012 The Chuck Ealey Foundation has worked with Leadership Toledo and high school guidance counselors, teachers and principals across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to identify non-athlete students that have overcome great odds to live, share and demonstrate through their actions, in every aspect of their life, an Undefeated Spirit.  One $500 and five $125 scholarships are awarded to Essay Finalist that best exemplify The Undefeated Spirit.

Past Winners

  • Ryan Clay – Boys Football (2013)
  • Jarrod Jefferson – Boys Football (2012)

Past Winners

  • Madison Perry (2013)
  • Melissa Green (2012)

Past Winners

  • Will Longthorne (2013)
  • Alberto Serrano (2012)