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Watkins Award

The Leon McQuay Help Me Get There Foundation is pleased to be the official Tampa Chapter of the National Alliance of African American Athletes.


The National Alliance of African American Athletes was founded in 1989. The vision of The Alliance is to be the preeminent organization helping youth achieve academic excellence and reach their highest potential.

The mission of The Alliance is to uplift and mentor youth, focusing on African American males, through programs that prepare students for college; leveraging athletes as catalysts to inspire leadership, while recognizing and rewarding academic, athletic, and community excellence.

The Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy Award was initiated in 1992 to promote academic excellence among young African-American males. As unavoidable role models on the “image” front lines, talented athletes-especially in football, basketball and baseball-define what the emerging generations of African-American males will value, and the aspirations they will have. The Watkins Trophy Award is a means for recognizing exceptionally talented African-American male athletes who, by their example, help promote high academic standards and a commitment to community service.

For more information about the National Alliance of African American Athletes please click the Alliance button to the right .

   2013 Watkins Award Finalist

  Watkins Class of 2013

    Leon McQuay lll.

 Proud McQuay Family

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