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WFL gala honors Montgomery County sports heroes

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WFL Gala logoROCKVILLE — Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall was among the honorees Saturday during the Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

The 10th annual event also featured appearances by members of the Washington Redskins 1988 Super Bowl team including Doug Williams, Ricky Sanders, Dexter Manley, Darrell Green and Gary Clark.

Rick “Doc” Walker, a former Redskins tight end, and Silver Spring native Larry Michael, who serves as the “Voice of the Redskins,” were Masters of Ceremonies during the evening.

This year marked the 30th anniversary of Washington’s 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII, a historic win for Williams, who became the first African-American quarterback to lead a team to a Super Bowl victory.

“He was the face and the quarterback of that team and he got a lot of visibility,” said Green, a cornerback who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. “He is what you call a real hero and we’re real proud of him as a person. I have great respect for him beyond his arm strength. I have a great respect for him as a man and a friend.”

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Takoma Park to provide college scholarship to M.C.

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Takoma Park passed a resolution Jan. 18 to create a $5,000 grant to Montgomery College to be used for scholarships.

The $5,000 would be split into five $1,000 scholarships, and students would be eligible only if they qualified through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid program and resided in Takoma Park, although the prospective student does not need to be a U.S. citizen.

“From my perspective, certainly in the first year of the program, focusing on youth that are from Takoma Park is certainly a good way to start it off,” said Council member Tim Male.

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