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2023 - 2024


September 20, 2023 - Desiree Reed Francois (MIzzou AD)


Jan.  18 - 2023

Truman State head coach


 Feb. 8 - 2023

Lindenwood Univ head coach


 Mar. 15 - 2023, Jeremy Maclin

 Apr.  26- Eli Drinkwitz, Mizzou

May 17 - 2023


June  TBA

July 19 - 2023   - Ryan Beard, MO State Head Football Coach

August 9 - Al Hrabosky

For information about our chapter or any questions

Please respond to:

Bob Bunton

636-891-8011 / 636-891-9710


Check out our new "Virtual Luncheon" segments. Great interviews conducted by Ken Leach with former St. Louis area greats and past Tom Lombardo scholarship winners. Click the link below to view the virtual segments.

  • William Cocos - Oakville High School, former Tom Lombardo scholarship recipient, Navy Seal

  • Jake Parent - Former Tom Lombardo scholarship recipient

  • Ben Noll - 2000 NFF STL Tom Lombardo Chapter Award Recipient, Priory HS, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School Graduate, Offensive Lineman for the STL Rams, Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions, Current Board Member for the NFL Players Association.

  • Lee Ward - Former Parkway Central, Stanford Cardinal and Carolina Panther.

  • Bill Snyder - Legendary coach at Kansas State.

  • Bob Bunton and Steve Savard

  • Christian Suntrup - Former Boston College QB

  • Tom Lombardo Chapter Sponsors the High School All-Star Game
    The Tom Lombardo Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame is proud to help sponsor the American Cancer Society High School All-Star Football game on December 9, 2023. At halftime of the game, Ms. Kathryn Shipley (recent cancer survivor) represented the Tom Lombardo Chapter along with chapter board member, Larry Frost, as they presented a $5,000 donation from the National Football Foundation, Tom Lombardo Chapter!


  • Scholar Athlete Banquet, 2023
    The 2023 Scholar Athlete Banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club was an incredibly special night! Here are some pictures from the event.


  • Previous scholar athlete award winner Craig Suntrup visited at our luncheon with Coach Drinkwitz in April.


  • College Football Hall of Famer, Jeremy Maclin attended the March luncheon! Don't miss the other great guests who will be attending in the future! Contact Bob Bunton to reserve your spot (314)-227-5458


  • Former Scholar Athletes Meet With Herbert Hoover Boys ClubOn Wednesday, January 25, former scholar athletes spoke with officials and members of the Herbert Hoover Boys Club. The conversation was about how to create academic success, goal setting and how to work and plan to be successful. The event was held at Lombardo’s Airport location. 


  • If you enjoy giving to help others, give to our chapter of the National  Football Foundation.  We’ve given nearly $750,000 in grants and scholarships to:

    • High school athletes who demonstrate strong character and scholarship.

    • Students who have overcome physical and emotional hardships with courage and determination.

    • Amateur programs that need supplies and equipment to serve young people.
      Please be a part of this effort to serve others.


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