Personal Injury Firm awards the 2008 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Allen Law Firm Scholarship

  • August 15, 2008
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Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen is proud to announce the 2008 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Allen Law Firm Scholarship winners: Lynnwood Spell and Terrell Banks. The FCA Allen Law Firm Scholarship was first awarded in 2007 to support Virginia inner city students and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Spearheaded by Allen & Allen personal injury attorney Christopher A. Meyer, two $1,500 scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, athletic achievement and moral character. Eligible students are recommended by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Lynnwood Spell attended John Marshall High School in Richmond, Virginia, where he excelled as both a student and a football player. Ranked 38th in his class, Lynnwood is a two time All-Academic student athlete, the recipient of the Tavis Smiley Most Outstanding Male Leader award in 2007,  a student ambassador for the US Supreme Court and an associate minister at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Lynnwood plans to attend Morehouse College.

Terrell Banks attended Huguenot High School and ranked 9th in his class. While in high school, he was a community role model volunteering for the Special Olympics and tutoring. He played football in addition to participating in concert band. Terrell plans to attend Hampton University and to pursue a career in pediatric medicine.

Attorney Chris Meyer discusses the motivation behind enacting this scholarship program: “The Fellowship of Christian Athletes works with the community to help these young adults excel – they help where it is needed the most and I am proud to be part of this program.” The FCA’s goal is to teach moral leadership in the community and uses sports to reach those in need. They challenge coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to make a moral impact on the world. The FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Virginia specializing in personal injury law. Founded in 1910, the attorneys of Allen and Allen serve the personal injury legal needs of Richmond, Petersburg, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville.