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Dart Congratulates 2017 Wuerffel Trophy Recipient Courtney Love


Wuerffel Trophy Recipient Courtney Love

Photo: Michael Bradley, Dart Vice President-Sales/National Accounts, participates in The Wuerffel Trophy presentation along with Tom Brassell, The Wuerffel Trophy Executive Director; Courtney Love, 2017 award recipient; and Danny Wuerffel, the former University of Florida quarterback who established the award in 2005.

Kentucky linebacker distinguishes himself with service, academics

MASON, MI – Dart Container Corporation congratulates University of Kentucky linebacker Courtney Love on his selection as the 2017 recipient of The Wuerffel Trophy – college football’s premier award for community service.

Dart, the maker of Solo-branded products and other consumer products and foodservice packaging solutions, has sponsored the award the last two years to highlight those college athletes who have made significant contributions on and off the field.

Dart is proud to sponsor the Wuerffel Trophy, established by former University of Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel, because its criteria closely align with our commitment to giving back to local communities through product donations, cash gifts and encouraging volunteerism.

“Courtney Love is an example of the many student athletes who impact their communities beyond their participation in college athletics,” said Kevin Myers, Dart’s Vice President-Sales/Consumer Products Division, who attended the December 5 award announcement in New York City. “Courtney has represented his university and his sport admirably and is deserving of our congratulations and praise.”

Love, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, has participated in a mentoring program for the children of incarcerated parents and last year traveled to Ethiopia to help build houses and shoe-shining boxes so men could work and provide for their families. During the trip, he also delivered food to impoverished families and visited with orphans and widows. Love also has served in a Skype mentoring program with area high school students and taken part in events with the UK Children's Hospital, Read Across America and the Special Olympics.

As part of our sponsorship of the trophy, Dart’s Solo brand is promoting the Wuerffel Trophy in eye-catching product displays in numerous retail stores throughout the nation. The displays feature customized products in 11 different color combinations that match the colors of local teams and festively contribute to game-day tailgates and gatherings.

For more information about the Wuerffel Trophy, go to http://wuerffeltrophy.org.

Download the press release for more information.