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WILMINGTON, NC (news release ) -– The 25th annual BB&T Football Jamboree will be held Aug. 12 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. The prep scrimmage is a fundraiser for 10 southeastern North Carolina high schools and student scholarships. The jamboree begins at 5 p.m. with a cheerleading showcase featuring squads from New Hanover, E.A. Laney, John T. Hoggard, West Brunswick, Whiteville, Wallace-Rose Hill, South Columbus, South Brunswick, Jacksonville and Ashley high schools. Scrimmages begin at 6 p.m. The match-ups in order are: New Hanover vs. South Columbus Laney vs. Whiteville Ashley vs. West Brunswick Hoggard vs. South Brunswick Jacksonville vs. Wallace Rose Hill Each game consists of two 12-minute periods. “This annual event highlights the excitement and anticipation for a run at conference titles and state playoffs for the 10 area high schools,” said BB&T’s Randy Huggins, jamboree chairman. “It is one of the most exciting high school events in southeastern North Carolina with a playoff atmosphere to help kick-off the season.” Proceeds from last year’s event totaled $44,599, enough to fund 20 $1,000 scholarships (two per school). In addition, participating schools received about $2,385 each for their general operating budgets. The 2010 jamboree drew an attendance of 8,388. Since its inception in 1989, approximately $983,228 have been raised for southeastern North Carolina high schools, and included in that amount, 466 student scholarships totaling $452,000 have been awarded. Advance tickets are $4 and available at all BB&T branches in Whiteville, Wilmington, Wallace, Rose Hill, Shallotte, Southport, Tabor City and Jacksonville. Tickets are $6 at the gate. (Coolers, bags and umbrellas are not permitted in Legion Stadium or at this event. Metal detectors are in use for admission into Legion Stadium.) The 2010 scholarships were awarded recently. Recipients and their college or university choices are: South Brunswick High School Levi Prince Livingstone College Michael Collin Bruton East Carolina University South Columbus High School Bernard Juan Jacobs Fayetteville State University Christopher Richard Westerbeck N. C. State University West Brunswick High School Lindsay Kyray Hankins UNC-Pembroke Naquasha Shynedia Hill N. C. Central University Whiteville High School Willie Jamal Bellamy Davidson County Community College Madison McCauley Parker Peace College New Hanover High School Stephen Burke Bennett N. C. State University Eric Dean English Cape Fear Community College E. A. Laney High School Brian Deschamps N. C. State University Kywan Keyes Cape Fear Community College John T. Hoggard High School Morgan Paige Pierce N. C. State University Carson Kennelly Heck N. C. State University Wallace-Rose Hill High School Dawan Dontra McKinzie Elizabeth City State University Joshua Emanuel Maynor Winston Salem State University Ashley High School Cylan Joseph McSteen Campbell University William Roy Piner, III UNC-Wilmington Jacksonville High School Brandon Lee Hernandez UNC-Pembroke David Carl Lindsey Western Carolina University The BB&T Football Jamboree Scholarship Committee also allows each school to name the scholarships in honor of one of its supporters – living or deceased – who either served on the school staff or in the administrative system. The initial recognition is for a five-year period. After that period, each school can honor another individual. “Schools select individuals who have inspired student athletes over the years through their leadership and teaching qualities,” Huggins said. The scholarship certificates presented to the students included information on the scholarship honorees. They are: Ashley High School Dennis Fleck Hoggard High School Sheila Boles Laney High School Willie Flowers New Hanover High School Joe Miller South Brunswick High School Martin Glenn Sasser South Columbus High School John Blackwell Whiteville High School Dr. Jerry Paschal (In memoriam) Wallace-Rose Hill High School Allen Williams West Brunswick High School Donald C. Evans Jacksonville High School Lynwood Padgett About BB&T BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $159 billion in assets and market capitalization of $18.7 billion, as of June 30, 2011. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates approximately 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at

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