MEDIA ADVISORY: Gaziano Award Winners to be Announced on Saturday

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gaziano Award Winners to be Announced on Saturday

$14,000 in scholarships will be awarded on January 28 

at the Augusta Civic Center 


AUGUSTA, Maine - On Saturday, Jan. 28, the winners of the annual Frank J. Gaziano High School Lineman Awards will be announced, as well as the four runners-up. The winners will each receive $5,000 in scholarships and the runners-up will each receive $1,000 in scholarships.

The awards and scholarships make the Gaziano Awards the largest high school scholarship of its kind in the country. The event is scheduled for 12 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards portion of the event will be broadcast live on the internet starting at 1 p.m. at

All members of the media are invited to attend the event and lunch buffet.

The winners of the Frank J. Gaziano Awards will be announced on Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2016

Place: Augusta Civic Center

Event Schedule:

12 p.m. - Event and buffet begins

1 p.m. -  Live broadcast and speaking portion begins

2 p.m. - Estimated presentation time of awards and scholarships

2:30 p.m. - Estimated time for media availability and interviews

Below is a list of the Frank J. Gaziano Award finalists:

Below is a list of the Frank J. Gaziano Award finalists:

Offensive Linemen

Nicholas Bartholomew, Thornton Academy

Parker Gammon, Bonny Eagle High School

Dylan Wike, Portland High School

Defensive Linemen

Austin Lufkin, Brewer High School

David Redmond, Westbrook High School

Raffael Salamone, Deering High School

The scholarship and awards program for senior class Maine high school football linemen was created in 2010 in memory of Frank J. Gaziano, founder of National Distributors, Inc. and a former college All-American and professional football player with a lifelong passion for local sports. The awards are presented to student-athletes who epitomize the character, leadership, and perseverance of Gaziano, and who are selected by the awards committee based on their strong leadership on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.

To arrange interviews with the finalists, contact Greg Glynn at Nancy Marshall Communications at 207-623-4177. For more information on the award ceremony or the scholarship program, visit

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About National Distributors Inc.:

Established in 1960, National Distributors, Inc. is a family-owned company that has been providing quality beverages to retailers for the benefit of consumers for more than 50 years. Though predominantly servicing retailers in southern Maine, the company continues to provide a variety of products and expand their distribution to central & coastal Maine. National Distributors maintains a strong vision for a greener future with an active environmental program. The company and its more than 170 employees also continue to be proud community leaders and promote the responsible consumption of their products. To learn more, visit

Media contact: 
Greg Glynn, Account Executive
Nancy Marshall Communications