Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation is honored to endow the Freddie Solomon Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Solomon was a two-time Super Bowl champion receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. He died of colon cancer in February of 2012. Former 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo said, “He (Mr. Solomon) was one of the most gentle and best man I have ever met in my life. I have never met a man who cared so much about the human race, and there will never be another Freddie.” While he was a tremendous athlete with a storied high school, college, and pro career, Mr. Solomon spent the last twenty years of his life working with the Hillsborough Florida County Sheriff’s Office. He was a mentor to hundreds of youngsters, teaching them about sports and about life. His legacy will live on in the hearts of many people and he leaves us all with lessons of humility and caring. Those are traits which defined him. Strides for Life wishes to perpetuate these qualities in and among the youth in the San Francisco area. The scholarship is one way of remembering him.
Sponsored By Strides for Life & The NFL Alumni-Northern California Chapter
The 2018 application for the Freddie Solomon Memorial Scholarship is available through the Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation. This coming year, we anticipate awarding at least two scholarships of $2,000 each.
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, the Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation presented its fourth annual Freddie Solomon Memorial Scholarship awards at its 14th Annual Dinner Dance & Auction held at Serra High School in San Mateo. This year, two scholarship recipients were chosen for their athletic achievements, academic excellence and community service. They each will also pursue a career in the healthcare field.
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