AEF offers the opportunity for 5th grade students from the AISD elementary schools to participate in a Football Passing Contest at the Cooper High and Abilene High home football games. Students who meet the distance goal set for the evening win $200 for their respective campuses and receive an AEF Pass for Success t-shirt. Elementary schools are divided, according to which high school they will feed into, enabling about 4 different elementary campuses to participate at each game of their future high school. Students are selected by their P.E. coaches and are always enthusiastic about the opportunity to show off their passing skills while also earning money for their schools.
As the announcer introduces the students to the fans and describes several of AEF’s programs, the huge scoreboard prominently displays information about AEF. What an exciting evening for AISD students and a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about the invaluable programs offered by AEF!