Preps Report: Nomination deadline nears for scholarship


The deadline for nominations for the Dr Pepper Most Inspirational Award is December 1.

The award is given to a San Diego County high school football player during a field presentation at the San Diego County Credit Holiday Bowl.


The program is designed to identify a local high school football player whose actions and encouragement are an inspiration to his teammates.

The winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship at the December 28 Holiday Bowl in Petco Park.


To download the nomination form, go to and click on the Dr Pepper Most Inspirational Player page under the Bowl Week tab.

Emails may also be sent to or mailed to the SDCCU Holiday Bowl, Attn: Dr Pepper Most Inspirational Player, 4909 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 110, San Diego 92123.

The program is sponsored by the SDCCU Holiday Bowl, Dr Pepper, and the Kiwanis Club of San Diego.

book signing

Rob Mendes, winner of Cali’s Strong Person of the Year award, will be signing a book autograph on Who Says I Can’t? On the 4th of December.

The event will take place at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina at 789 W Harbor Drive.

Book signing and Q&A with Mendes begins at 4 p.m. Celebrity interviews with pitcher Padres Joe Musgrove and NFL Hall of Fame recipient Andre Reed begin at 5 p.m.

The cost of signing the book and photo is $35. There will be a VIP party at 5:30, which includes a signed book. The cost is $100.

Proceeds from the event go to Mendez’s medical costs.


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