The importance of the return was presented with elegance by one of the greatest coaches in college football history, Dr. Tom Osborne. In the inaugural presentation of the Return Specialist Award banquet Coach Osborne summed up the importance of the return in layman terms. He noted that anytime a kick was returned to or beyond his opponents 40 yard line his team scored 75% of the time. Any drive that starting behind his teams 40 yard line they scored only 25% of the time. The importance of the return cannot be exemplified in any better terms. 

 

THE CAUSE 

The Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation: The program creates opportunities for youth through character, educational, and social development. It’s partnership’s with culturally competent network case managers, service providers allows at risk youth to be exposed to wrap around services in the community at large. 

 

The Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation is assisting to foster the development of a secure, next generation database application that will greatly assist all members of the Network for Holistic Recovery to accurately and efficiently service any unmet needs of its clients. This infrastructure will provide a platform to manage the network’s outreach, assessment, referral and follow-up initiatives.

 

Its Mission: To help the most vulnerable students and households to achieve personal best and stability; to approach each student unit circumstances as savable within human dignity and value; to assist those most challenged with chronic issues resulting in non-compliance which causes various disruptions of services and resource to achieve compliance and skills of self-sufficiency; to achieve Holistic Recovery as the recovery of the “total person” through Community, Resource Management, and inclusiveness by a team of community based caregivers, and specialists to create true opportunities for self-sufficient living.

Metropolitan Community College: MCC serves the community with distinction.

 

They are a role model in higher education and deliver:

  • Quality learning opportunities.
  • Lifelong educational programs.
  • Services that support personal and professional enrichment and training.
  • Programs and services that stimulate economic and workforce development.
  • Courses and programs that provide a transferable path to baccalaureate institutions.
  • Career/vocational education supporting business and economic partnerships.
  • A positive learning environment that promotes student success.

 

THE PREAMBLE 

Since its inception college football has been widely heralded as the most exciting, dramatic and fascinating sport in the nation. The excitement and spirit of the sport is particularly captivated in the play known as the return. For every return there is a returner and indeed they are special. Throughout college football every position has been targeted and recognized for post season award with one exception. From the kicker to the punter, from linebackers to defensive backs, from the center to the quarterback. Lineman, running backs, receivers, they are all honored annually in grand fashion in multiple ceremonies. However, in the midst of all this a key position has been omitted. We will honor the most exciting and electrifying play in college football, the return. 

 

Those daredevils that dare to participate who we call specialists. 

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RETURN SPECIALIST

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH THROUGH CHARACTER, EDUCATIONAL, & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

About Us

THE FIRST NATIONAL RETURN SPECIALIST AWARD IS BORN

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

CSM PATRICK Z. ALSTON - CHAIRMAN

 

Patrick Alston is a consultant with Burlington Capital Corporation and he is employed as a Senior Fellow for the National Defense University’s Keystone program. Alston is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He is a graduate of Columbus High School. After graduation, he subsequently enlisted into the United States Army where he completed Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. His initial assignment was at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, as a Medical Specialist. Subsequent assignments include Medical Specialist with 3rd...

RUTH MCCULLY - SECRETARY

 

McCully Graduated University of Nebraska at Omaha where her focus was Public Relations. From there Ruth went to work for 10 years at Nebraska Furniture Mart. While there, she served in positions of management, marketing, strategic planning, quality improvement implementation, and special projects. Ruth was recruited to work for Cable Rep advertising as an Account Executive, where she worked with both agencies and direct clients developing marketing plans and branding campaigns. Ruth was recruited to Journal...

CLIFTON HULL - TREASURER

 

Clifton Hull graduated from O'Neill Public High School in the spring of 2005. In the fall of 2005, he started college in Omaha, NE at the University of Nebraska-Omaha looking to major in Accounting. After two semesters at UNO, he transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to continue his education. Hull switched his major to Business Administration and completed his Bachelor's degree in the spring of 2010. In the spring of 2011, he decided to go back to school and complete his Bachelor's degree...

PAUL HENDRICKSON - PRESIDENT

 

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ROD KESTAL - BOARD MEMBER

 

Kestel is from Storm Lake Iowa and came to Omaha to attend Creighton University. After his graduation from CU he went to work for Imperial Outdoor Advertising and then moved over to help start up Waitt Outdoor where is has been since 1999. He has served on many boards over the years and currently is on the board of directors for Susan G. Komen, Kicks for Cure and the Creighton University National Alumni.  Rod is the father of three children who all reside in Omaha...

RANDY GLASCO - BOARD MEMBER

 

Glasco is currently the Owner of the Table Top Cafe in Sioux City, SD, Real-Estate Investor, and Entrepreneur. Glasco is from Omaha, NE and a close relative to Johnny Rodgers. He attended Benson High School until he was relocated to Sioux Falls, SD in 1994. In early adulthood, Glasco found success in Event Planning for quite some time. He eventually moved on to find opportunity in opening an urban clothing store, which soon led him to becoming a wholesale distributor for several urban name-brands to other...

JEFF BECKMAN - BOARD MEMBER

 

Beckman is Executive Director of Development for the Salvation Army Western Division which is headquartered in Omaha.  He has 31 years of nonprofit leadership experience. Jeff has served as Executive Director of the NET Foundation for Television and Radio, Lincoln, Nebraska, Nebraska Children's Home Society Foundation, Omaha, and the Nebraska March of Dimes Chapter.  He also served Senior Vice President of the United Way of the Midlands in Omaha.  Jeff was the on-air pledge host of NET Television for...

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ELECTED OFFICERS

ELECTED OFFICERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JEFF BECKMAN - BOARD MEMBER

 

Beckman is Executive Director of Development for the Salvation Army Western Division which is headquartered in Omaha.  He has 31 years of nonprofit leadership experience. Jeff has served as Executive Director of the NET Foundation for Television and Radio, Lincoln, Nebraska, Nebraska Children's Home Society Foundation, Omaha, and the...

RANDY GLASCO - BOARD MEMBER

 

Glasco is currently the Owner of the Table Top Cafe in Sioux City, SD, Real-Estate Investor, and Entrepreneur. Glasco is from Omaha, NE and a close relative to Johnny Rodgers. He attended Benson High School until he was relocated to Sioux Falls, SD in 1994. In early adulthood, Glasco found success in Event Planning for quite some time...

ROD KESTAL - BOARD MEMBER

 

Kestel is from Storm Lake Iowa and came to Omaha to attend Creighton University. After his graduation from CU he went to work for Imperial Outdoor Advertising and then moved over to help start up Waitt Outdoor where is has been since 1999. He has served on many boards over the years and currently is on the board of directors for...

PAUL HENDRICKSON - PRESIDENT

 

Coming Soon

CLIFTON HULL - TREASURER

 

Clifton Hull graduated from O'Neill Public High School in the spring of 2005. In the fall of 2005, he started college in Omaha, NE at the University of Nebraska-Omaha looking to major in Accounting. After two semesters at UNO, he transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to continue his education. Hull switched his major to Business...

RUTH MCCULLY - SECRETARY

 

McCully Graduated University of Nebraska at Omaha where her focus was Public Relations. From there Ruth went to work for 10 years at Nebraska Furniture Mart. While there, she served in positions of management, marketing, strategic planning, quality improvement implementation, and special projects. Ruth was recruited to work for Cable...

CSM PATRICK Z. ALSTON - CHAIRMAN

 

Patrick Alston is a consultant with Burlington Capital Corporation and he is employed as a Senior Fellow for the National Defense University’s Keystone program. Alston is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He is a graduate of Columbus High School. After graduation, he subsequently enlisted into the United States Army where he...

CSM PATRICK Z. ALSTON - CHAIRMAN

 

Patrick Alston is a consultant with Burlington Capital Corporation and he is employed as a Senior Fellow for the National Defense...

RUTH MCCULLY - SECRETARY

 

McCully Graduated University of Nebraska at Omaha where her focus was Public Relations. From there Ruth went to work for 10 years at Nebraska Furniture Mart...

CLIFTON HULL - TREASURER

 

Clifton Hull graduated from O'Neill Public High School in the spring of 2005. In the fall of 2005, he started college in Omaha, NE at the University of Nebraska-Omaha...

PAUL HENDRICKSON - PRESIDENT

 

Coming Soon...

ROD KESTAL - BOARD MEMBER

 

Kestel is from Storm Lake Iowa and came to Omaha to attend Creighton University. After his graduation from CU he went to work for...

RANDY GLASCO - BOARD MEMBER

 

Glasco is currently the Owner of the Table Top Cafe in Sioux City, SD, Real-Estate Investor, and Entrepreneur. Glasco is from Omaha...

JEFF BECKMAN - BOARD MEMBER

 

Beckman is Executive Director of Development for the Salvation Army Western Division which is headquartered in...

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