While most college football teams strive for the championships and accolades of the playing field, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® celebrates players whose hard work on and off the field has made a true difference in the lives of others. On Monday, Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced twenty outstanding college football student-athletes who have been selected for the 2023 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® – a true testament to their selfless giving back to society.
1. Allstate and AFCA Unite to Recognize Outstanding Athletes
Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) have recently joined forces to recognize some of the most outstanding athletes in the game today. Each season, the two organizations collaborate to select an All-America team of college football players based on their performance on the field.
The organization honors athletes who are excelling in their sport and inspiring others both on and off the field. These players embody the highest level of excellence, driven by commitment, humility and passion.
- Awards include first-team and second-team selections
- Players are nominated and voted on by coaches
- The All-America selection process is unforgiving and select
The Allstate AFCA Selection Committee Judges the athletes on both their performance and sportsmanship. In short, the committee looks for athletes with natural leadership ability, unrivaled skill, and an unwavering commitment to their teammates and schools. Their selection not only honors the individuals, but also the sport of college football.
2. Introducing the 2023 Good Works Team
We are excited to welcome the 2023 Good Works Team! These inspiring individuals are dedicated to making the world a better place and have impressive community service initiatives to their name.
From creating educational workshops for children to developing sustainable projects in impoverished regions, the Good Works Team is making waves in the realm of public service. Here’s a closer look at their areas of expertise:
- Environmental Activism: With an ever-growing population, environmental resources are becoming increasingly strained. The Good Works Team is spearheading innovative conservation projects – from restoring damaged coral reefs to planting trees in deforested areas.
- Food Security : The Good Works Team is committed to tackling hunger and malnutrition on a global scale. They have built community gardens and started relief efforts in areas affected hardest by food insecurity.
- Economic Development : They are developing initiatives that bolster up local economies and alleviate poverty in developing nations. These range from launching job training programs to providing microloans to vulnerable populations.
We are thrilled to have such a passionate group of activists on board! As they continue to make a significant impact in our global society, 2023 is sure to be a transformative year for the Good Works Team.
3. Celebrating Athletes Who Make a Positive Impact in Their Communities
Sports are a popular source of entertainment, and they’re also a huge part of our culture. While individuals who are traditionally good at sports receive all the credit, there are many athletes making a positive impact in their communities that go unrecognised. Here are 3 of them who deserve applause and recognition.
- Victoria Kretzschmar is an international cycling champion who founded the non-profit organisation Bike Ride for Trans to raise awareness of the transgender rights around the world. Through this organisation, Kretzschmar not only raises awareness for trans rights, but also provides vulnerable trans people with bicycles, helmets, and other necessary equipment.
- Jennifer Ackerman is an elite tennis players who recognises the valuable skills earned through sports that can be used in the real world. She has made efforts to help her local disadvantaged youth, by introducing fun after-school sports oriented activities and offering scholarships.
- Olivia Hallisey is a Paralympian and advocate for people with disabilities. She recognised the lack of coverage of disabled athletes and started a campaign for disabled representation in sport. Hallisey’s work has inspired many people to overcome barriers and reach their full potential.
These athletes are proof that sports go beyond entertainment, and they can be used as a medium to reach out and make a difference in society. They’re an inspiration to us all to show what can be achieved when determination and passion are combined.
4. How Allstate and AFCA Collaborated for This Initiative
As part of its commitment to consumer protection, Allstate and the American Fair Credit Association (AFCA) partnered to create a powerful new initiative. This groundbreaking program offers consumer protection to Americans and businesses across the country.
The two organizations have implemented a number of safeguards to ensure that the initiative is as effective as possible. These include:
- Improved consumer complaint resolution: This program ensures that any consumer complaints are addressed quickly. AFCA utilizes its dispute resolution process and Allstate’s trained representatives handle customer cases.
- Thorough regulations: Laws and regulations are in place to protect participants against unfair practices such as exorbitant interest rates and hidden fees.
- Regular updates: The Allstate and AFCA program is regularly monitored and revised to ensure that it is up-to-date with the changing landscape of consumer protection.
The collaboration between Allstate and the American Fair Credit Association is a major step forward for consumer protection. It is highly effective and a great resource for anyone looking for protection against unfair practices.
5. Recognizing Athletes Who Serve and Inspire Others
Serving and inspiring others can be more fulfilling than achieving one’s own success. Those that recognize the greater value of outward contributions are the truly admirable and admirable athletes.
Sports provide an incredible platform for not only physical development but also the opportunity to become a source of inspiration. When we celebrate athletes who use their skills to support a worthy cause or give back to their community, we remind ourselves that ability outstretches any game. Here are some ways we can honor athletes who serve and inspire:
- Acknowledge Their Story. It’s important to recognize eagerness and commitment to positively impacting their environment. Proclaiming their accomplishments to others is a great start.
- Be Flexible. Every athlete lives a different life and may have other passions they wish to pursue. Grant them the flexibility to explore their interests and find their balance.
- Inspire Generations. Encouraging sustainable pride from today’s younger generations is a way to ensure that these admirable practices continue. By continually celebrating those who give back to their communities, we create an example for the rising stars of tomorrow.
6. Impactful Commitment to Good Deeds and Actions
Having a commitment to good deeds and actions can have a significant impact on our environment and experience. Not only is it essential to helping those around us, but it is also one of the most effective ways to shift one’s outlook on life and the world. Here are a few of the ways that an impactful commitment to good deeds can be formed:
- Think beyond one’s self: Being more aware of our community and engaging in activities that benefit others is a great way to stay connected with our environment and see things more clearly from various perspectives.
- Volunteer: Giving back to our community in the form of volunteering is a great way to give something of ourselves and is a tangible way to make a positive difference in society.
- Be kind: It can be easy to overlook the importance of kindness in our everyday lives. Setting out to be kind to those around us can have far-reaching effects and help to create a more harmonious atmosphere.
Moreover, dedicating time and effort to good deeds and actions can help us stay true to our values. Spend time with those in your community and help create good deeds and actions that support your values. This can help create a strong foundation for a more united and progressive society.
We are thankful to AllState and AFCA for making a great effort in recognizing those athletes who have gone above and beyond to make a major impact in their local communities. By doing so, they have set a great example for others to follow; an example that can make a difference for the better. Congratulations to the 2023 Good Works Team – you have demonstrated what it means to be a true leader.