Lexington Park, MD – 400 of the best and the brightest Maryland student-athletes from across the state came together at Howard High School on Saturday, June 8th for the tenth annual MPSSAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference.

During the conference, local student-athletes packaged 1,000 school supply kits which will be distributed to 9 different elementary schools in need across the state.  13 Allstate agents also participated in collecting and donating school supplies from their communities.

“The Allstate Foundation is very proud to support this phenomenal effort involving MPSSAA and our Maryland student-athletes,” said Shaundra Turner Jones, Allstate Sr. Corporate Relations Manager.

“We believe a lifelong commitment to positively impacting the community begins at a young age and we hope the athletes will return to their schools inspired to lead and empower other students to take on similar projects to better their communities.” 
Lexington Park Elementary School will be one of the nine schools to benefit from receiving school supplies.

“Lexington Park Elementary students and families are so grateful to the MPSSAA Student-Athletes and the Allstate Foundation for including us in their school supply kit drive,” said Rebecca Schou, Principal of Lexington Park.  “These kits will make it possible for many students to begin the school year with all the supplies they need to be successful.

The leadership skills and acts kindness these student-athletes are demonstrating by doing this is an example for us all!  The students of Panda Nation will never forget your generosity!   Thank you!”

The MPSSAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference has been supported by The Allstate Foundation since its’ inception in 2010.

Last week, the Allstate Foundation also awarded 14 deserving student-athletes with $14,000 in MPSSAA Minds in Motion scholarships.