Honoring Student Athletes
The Manheim Touchdown Club was formed in 1998 as a non-profit organization for the development, promotion and support of Manheim Central football and the greater Lancaster/Lebanon League. The Manheim Touchdown Club each year recognizes and offers financial aid to exceptional student athletes within the greater community. From 1999 to 2016, the Manheim Touchdown Club has honored seventy eight Manheim Central male and female student athletes. Over $137,000.00 in awards have been given to these student athletes through 2016. The MTC will continue to seek new opportunities to recognize and support exemplary student athletes in the years to come. The annual banquet at which student athletes are honored has grown from 127 people in 1999 to over 400.
Expansion of Services
Since its founding, The Club has expanded the scope of its activities to include the recognition of the High School Player of the Year in the Lancaster Lebanon League, and the selection of two College Players of the Year from the Lancaster Lebanon League for Division FBS/FCS (formerly called I and IAA) and Division II & III. In 2002 the club undertook sponsorship of the annual Tri County All Star Football Game which features the top players from the L/L League. This event has been used as the major fund raiser for the support of the Club’s Scholarship Endowment Trust Fund. In 2004 the MTC created the “Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award” as voted on by the 150 Division II Sports Information Directors that participate in football on the national level.
Over the years, the MTC has contributed financially to many projects to assist the Manheim Central football program including the purchase and installation of a new score board in 1999 and again in 2015, Scholarship Endowment Trust Fund, new end zone bleachers, video equipment, new weight equipment, stereo equipment for the weight room, rebulbing stadium lights, handrails for bleachers, computer editing equipment for games, weekend food backpacks for student who have no food and several other small projects.
Membership in the MTC
Membership in The Manheim Touchdown Club is open to any person who shares The Club’s interest in the sport of football as well as its commitment to academic achievement. Members must have high moral character and must be willing to devote a portion of their time and resources to the fulfillment of our goal: “Enhancing the Baron Tradition of Excellence.”
The initiation fee for membership is $150.00. The annual dues are $150.00. The first year’s dues are pro-rated at the time of your application. The dues will be billed on September 1st of each year and are payable in full no later than December 31st of the same year.
Anyone interested in membership may apply using the membership application form included in this web site or you may obtain additional information, including detailed financial information, by submitting your inquiry through this site or by contacting any Manheim Touchdown Club member.
Please consider joining The Manheim Touchdown Club.